Australian Museum

Established in 1827, the Australian Museum (AM) is Australia’s first museum and has been at the forefront of scientific research, collection and education for more than 185 years. Through exhibitions and other public programs the AM continues to inform and amaze generations of visitors about the unique flora, fauna and cultures of Australia and the Pacific.

The Australian Museum offers permanent galleries including the popular Dinosaurs exhibit, temporary and touring exhibitions; and has a collection of more than 18 million objects spanning culture and natural history. The AM also undertakes innovative scientific research through the Australian Museum Research Institute (AMRI).

Wild Planet is the newest permanent exhibition featuring 400 amazing and diverse animals on this planet. In this exhibition, you will learn about the importance of biodiversity and discover when, where and how different species are connected to one another in the Tree of Life.

Experience the stories of Indigenous Australians in their own words, or discover Australia's strange and notorious animals. With its combination of the latest technology, ongoing research and impressive collections, the AM always surprises.

Be inspired to explore, understand and care for this world at the Australian Museum.

Nearby events

  1. Top Girls by Caryl Churchill

    Monday 12 February 2018 to Saturday 24 March 2018 , City Centre

    Marlene is unstoppable. She’s been promoted to the top job at a London employment agency and it’s time to celebrate! Her dinner party with famous female figures from throughout history is one of playwright Caryl Churchill’s wittiest and bes…

    12 Feb - 24 Mar
  2. Earth Hour

    Saturday 24 March 2018 , City Centre

    On Saturday 24 March, Earth Hour invites all Australians to switch off their lights between 8.30-9.30pm. It’s a simple but powerful sign of support to recognise the impact of climate change on Earth. It’s also a time to consider what this …

    24 Mar