The Australian Museum (established 1827) houses the nation's most important animal, mineral, fossil and anthropological collections, and prides itself on its innovative research into Australia's environment and indigenous cultures.
Displays cover the Pacific Islands, Asia, Africa and the Americas, with items ranging from Aboriginal kids' toys to a tattooed chalk head from the Solomon Islands.
Any serious museum-tripper should see a few of the local stuffed animals, and the displays should answer all your questions about Australian mammals.
If you're interested in Aboriginal culture and beliefs, visit the Indigenous Australia section, and get informed about important issues including the Stolen Generations and deaths in custody.
As of January 2017, and throughout summer, the Australian Museum will open untl 9pm on Wednesdays as part of the Wednesday Night Culture Night initiative.
|Venue name:||Australian Museum||Contact:|
1 William St
|Opening hours:||Daily 9.30am-5pm; closed Christmas Day.|
|Price:||Up to $15|
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Scientist for a Day: Palaeontologist
Meet Mr Stegosaurus and the misunderstood Tyrannosaurus Rex at this all-day paleontology workshop. Kids always go wild for the intriguing fossils and often terrifying recreations of prehistoric giants at the Australian Museum, and these school holidays...Exhibitions Wednesday October 3 2018 - Thursday October 4 2018
These school holidays the Australian Museum will show kids how the earth was formed and has changed over time. They’ll investigate volcanoes, earthquakes and precious minerals in the two-and-a-half hour workshop. Kids aged 5-8 will love the hands on...Exhibitions Friday October 5 2018
Sleeping bag – check! Toothbrush – check! T-Rex feed… Well, you don’t want them eating your pizza. The Australian Museum runs sleepovers for 6-12 year olds and their grown-ups, which include snuggling up to Stegosaurus and Tyrannosaurus Rex in the dark....Exhibitions Friday October 5 2018 - Saturday October 6 2018