Frequently Asked Questions
- Do you offer discounts?
No. We offer no discounts for military, seniors or disability. The only discounted price is offered to school groups, where students are $7.00. Children 5 and under are free.
- Do visitors have to book their tickets in advance?
We recommend that visitors book ahead of time to reserve their timeslot. Tickets can be booked here. We also accept walk-ins.
- Are the specimens real?
Yes and no! For the current whale exhibit, we have both real bones and castings on display. The dinosaur specimens are all casts.
- Where are the casts made? What are the casts made of?
The casts are made by Research Casting International. They are cast from moulds of real bones and fossils. They are made out of fibreglass and resin. The casts are then painted to match the original specimens.
- Are the fossils and rocks from the touch table real?
Yes! All of the rocks found on the touch table have been found in the local area and donated to the museum by visitors. This is the only exhibit where touching is permitted.
- Can I touch the displays?
No! Beyond the one and only designated touch table, visitors are reminded that everything on display is fragile and is not to be touched.
- How do I become a volunteer at QMNH?
To find out more about volunteering at QMNH please click here.
- Can we have a guided tour?
The exhibit is designed to allow visitors to navigate independently and our volunteers are more than happy to answer any questions or provide guidance.
- Am I allowed to eat and drink inside the museum?
Food and drink is not allowed inside the exhibit space. Visitors are asked to enjoy their food and drinks in our main entrance before entering the galleries.
- Can I take photos?
Yes! Visitors are encouraged to take as many photos as they like to document their visit to the museum. Don’t forget to tag us @quintemuseum on social media!
- Does the museum have a gift shop?
Yes, starting 2023 the museum has launched a small gift shop featuring a selection of locally made and customized products
- What does the future hold for the museum?
QMNH has many exciting things planned for the future. Within the next 5-10 years we are hoping to move into a larger facility by renovating the existing Research Casting International warehouse.