The Australian Museum is keeping its lights on late till the end of June with a stellar lineup of beats and exhibitions to explore after hours – and general admission is free. Look no further for the perfect weeknight catch up or date night.
Nights at the Museum is back on, which means that every Thursday you can gain after-dark access to the museum’s fascinating collections and exhibitions. There'll also be a pop-up bar, atmospheric lounge area and live music acts sending celebratory vibes throughout the recently refurbed halls of the country’s oldest museum. Hopefully you won’t be feeling too dusty after getting down with the dinosaurs and exploring curiosities from Australia’s past and present. Budding palaeontologists can get creative in Prehistoric Playground, a creative playspace where kids (and the young at heart) can design their own dinosaur or make a paper pterodactyl.
In January you can check out the illuminating exhibition Unsettled, in which First Nations artists and spokespeople reveal the hidden stories of devastation and survival. You can also go deeper into the exhibition by booking a guided tour.
On January 27, there is a special edition of Nights at the Museum called Ngalu Warrawi Marri (We Stand Strong), an evening of live music, talks, workshops, tours and performances celebrating the continued resistance and ongoing resilience of First Nations Peoples.
The event runs from 5pm to 9pm, entry is free and tickets are not required. Check the Australian Museum’s website for the full program.