Insects are everywhere, in a mind-blowing diversity of shapes, colours and species.
This brand new exhibition, developed by Queensland Museum, will explore the surprising variety of ways insects do good – for the planet and humanity.
From maintaining healthy ecosystems, pollinating our crops, to providing inspiration for new technologies, they are six-legged superheroes.
Insect Agency features more than 1,300 insect specimens, from the tiniest wasps to brightly coloured butterflies, Dracula Ants, Dung Beetles, to stick insects in a mind-blowing diversity of shapes, colours and species.
This brand-new exhibition provides a unique opportunity to delve into the astonishing world of insects, offering a blend of education, entertainment, and inspiration.
This exhibition will also coincide with the centenary celebrations of the Entomological Society of Queensland, Australia’s oldest society devoted to the study of insects.
Visitors will also be able to see nearly all 348 species of Queensland butterflies on display – which make up more than 75 per cent of Australia’s 450 butterfly species, design their own virtual insect through digital interactive exhibits and view a large-scale world map dedicated to beetles from around the globe.
There’s also an enormous aluminium cast of the internal structure of a bull ants’ nest that weighs almost 130 kilograms – highlighting that ants (and termites) are our underground ecosystem engineers.
Don’t miss the opportunity to embark on this FREE bug-tastic adventure into the world of insects that exists beneath our feet, above our heads and all around us.
Get up-close and personal with insects at Queensland Museum in September 2023.
When: from 15 September 2023 – 7 July 2024
Where: Queensland Museum
For more information visit Insects – Queensland Museum