Diamond-inspired artworks

Discover how soothing Diamond Artworks can be like the one in our very own Temporary Exhibit by creating a pen-and-ink dot painting of a galah. Learn how to create diamond art of your own to give to your friends!

19, 20, 21 Sep
10:30 – 11:30am
4-10 years
$10 member child / $15 non-member child
🎟 Booking essential – book here

Craft your own museum

What makes a museum? Bring a special small artefact of your own (for example a Lego mini figure or Ooshie) and craft your very own origami-style museum to take a bit of the Cairns Museum home with you while also displaying your very own exhibit!

26, 27, 28 Sep
10:30 – 11:30am
7-12 years
$10 member child / $15 non-member child
🎟 Booking essential – book here

Museum activity trails

Ask Reception about our selection of family friendly activity trails. Choose your adventure and get exploring!
NEW! How many animals can you see in the Museum? Tally them and then make a graph!

Suitable for all ages!
Free with entry
No bookings required

Kids audio self-guided tour

Who’s up for an adventure? Join Pip, Caden and Jules as they bring the Museum to life! BYO device and earphones and get ready for lots of fun and laughs along the way.

Recommended 9+ years
Free with entry
No bookings required

three kids listening to and enjoying the audio tour while at the Changing Cairns gallery


For workshops hosted by Cairns Museum, members and annual pass holders will have a small charge of $10 per child to cover the cost of materials.


Museum admission times

Monday to Saturday 10am-4pm

Museum admission prices

Adult: $15
Child (under 14): $6
Family (2 adults + 2 kids): $30
Concession: $12
Members: FREE*