Reef HQ Aquarium had a number of sea changes the last financial year; from reopening under COVID restrictions, to closing for refurbishments. Here are a few of our achievements over the 2020-21 financial year.
Reef HQ Aquarium’s visitor entrance will undergo a major facelift, with work set to begin on removing adjacent buildings, including the old Omnimax theatre, three level office space and Cultural Centre
Reef HQ Aquarium plays a vital role in educating the community about the importance of the Great Barrier Reef. The $40 million received under the Townsville City Deal funding, allows Reef HQ to undertake major upgrades as part of Stage 2 envisioned in our 20 year Reef HQ Aquarium Master Plan.
This year’s World Earth Day theme is Restore Our Earth and there are plenty of ways you can get involved.
As Cyclone Kimi has been downgraded to a tropical low, Reef HQ will reopen at 10:30am as normal.
The announcement in last night’s budget, for $5.6 million over 3 years to upgrade exhibits, completes funding for a suite of upgrades to Reef HQ Aquarium, which are planned to commence in 2021.
Reef HQ Aquarium has received $5 million for a facelift, as part of the Government’s COVID19 Relief and Recovery Fund to assist Great Barrier Reef tourism and the North Queensland regional economy. This funding will see a modern new façade, and a new admissions and foyer area.
Reef HQ Aquarium in Townsville, Queensland will soon become the first aquarium in the world to run a revolutionary new thermal energy storage and renewable energy system.
The Reef Education team have been recognised for their outstanding virtual connections program for another year, receiving their 12th Pinnacle Award for their “Programs of Distinction” that have engaged learners across the globe.
Take a trip down memory lane at photos of previous exhibits and learn what's next for Reef HQ.
Reef HQ Aquarium recently received $2.6 million in Government funding to enable upgrades and maintenance to the life support systems throughout the Aquarium. These systems control the environments within the live exhibits and are crucial to the health and care of our animals.
Reef HQ Aquarium has 4 million litres of water across all our tanks at any one time. Where do we get our water and what do we do with it?
UPDATE JULY 13th: Reef HQ Aquarium is open. There is a sea change to your visit to comply with the Industry COVID-19 Safe Plan.
Reef HQ Aquarium undergoing planned works until Saturday 7 March
Love is in the air and on the Reef. These four marine animals look for love in some interesting ways.
Relive the myth of mermaids and why dugongs were thought to be these mystical beings.
Reef HQ Aquarium is one of three businesses selected to participate in a thermal energy project led by ARENA.
We are very excited to confirm that Reef HQ Aquarium has received $26.9 million in the Government’s mid-cycle economic and fiscal outlook budget review.
Reef HQ Aquarium are expanding their education experiences to accommodate special needs groups.
Prior to the opening of the Turtle Hospital in 2009, there were no other facilities in North Queensland. Reef HQ Aquarium saw this as an opportunity to strengthen its commitment to the conservation of the Great Barrier Reef.
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Meet Alison! Reef HQ Aquarium's to reach 10,000 hours of service!
Reef HQ Aquarium is a donation point for containers for change, with funds supporting the Reef HQ Volunteers Association.
After three years, Reef HQ Aquarium celebrates the birth of another leopard shark.
The first collaboration between Cairns Aquarium and Reef HQ Aquarium, will see the delivery of two olive sea snakes that were born and reared at Reef HQ.
Reef HQ Aquarium is a committed "Climate Action Business" and has recently published a paper in the Energy Efficiency journal.
With the extraordinary weather events recently, Reef HQ Aquarium may have faced catastrophic failure if not for the generosity and support of local businesses.
Switch from sexual to parthenogenetic reproduction in a zebra shark.
Reef HQ Aquarium has recently completed installing new carpet throughout the Aquarium.
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Reef HQ Aquarium's Tawny Nurse Shark, affectionately known as 'Cuddles'.