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Category: At The Museum

Sticky Situation

On a street post in Darlinghurst a young female Titan Stick Insect, measuring 21cm in total, was found and taken to the Australian Museum. The insect must have become separated from its gumtree, unable to fly it wandered to the nearest structure and climbed to the top. This is a tail I have heard more than a few times this Spring.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 21 Nov 2010

Wollemi pine on display

Discovered as recently as 1994, the  Wollemi Pine has been referred to as the 'botanical find of the 20th Century' and 'the equivalent of finding a small living dinosaur on Earth'. A small live Wollemi Pine is now on display My Photo Studio, part of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 21 Nov 2010

Mount Merapi: it’s Australia’s ‘fault’

Not all exhibitions at the Museum take months or years of planning. Sometimes we have a day!

By: Fran Dorey, Category: At The Museum, Date: 17 Nov 2010

Collecting in the Blue Mountains

Live Exhibit staff ventured along the high ridges of the Blue Mountains National Park in order to collect some interesting live specimens for visitors to have the chance to photograph in My Photo Studio, part of the next Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 27 Oct 2010

QR Codes at the Museum

This week at the Australian Museum we have decided to go down the QR Code lane and place some extra interaction on a few of the Museum's favourite specimens.

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: At The Museum, Date: 19 Oct 2010

Banana-kids

This week, the Museum is opening Banana-kids – a small, experimental, mini-exhibition in our main temporary space.
 

By: Michael Harvey , Category: At The Museum, Date: 15 Oct 2010

Farewell to Henry the turtle

After two and a half years at the Australian Museum, Henry has resigned from his position as Krefft's Turtle, Emydura krefftii, in the Surviving Australia exhibition.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 12 Oct 2010

Crocodile vet check

The new hatchling crocodiles had their first veterinary appointment today and recieved a clean bill of health.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 12 Oct 2010

Quest for the perfect indoor pinhole camera

How do you create a pinhole camera that can be used inside a room with no windows or natural light and have the ability to demonstrate its own workings? 

By: Deborah White, Category: At The Museum, Date: 12 Oct 2010

Crocodile transfers

In early September, Australian Museum’s beloved Freshwater Crocodile 'Stanley' left the Australian Museum after living for over two years in the Surviving Australia exhibition. Stan was replaced by three adorable new baby crocodiles that are now enjoying their new home.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 20 Sep 2010