Category: At The Museum

Crested Katydid collected from Queensland

An uncommon species of insect has been collected by staff at the Santos Ballera gas plant in Queensland and sent it to the Australian Museum for identification. The Santos staff there nicknamed it ‘Warnie’ as it was “green and gold". 'Warnie' has since been identified as a female member of the species Alectoria superba and is currently on display in My Photo Studio, part of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.

By: Mr Martyn Robinson, Category: At The Museum, Date: 20 Feb 2011

Up Close and Spineless – The photographers.

Here’s what past entrants had to say in 2009 about Up Close and Spineless. It’s consistent growth since 2002 highlights a real interest in getting up close with invertebrates.

By: Rubén Reyes, Category: At The Museum, Date: 16 Feb 2011

Museum Mystery Number one solved!

Museum Mystery number one is solved!

By: Ella Minton, Category: At The Museum, Date: 15 Feb 2011

Where do spiders go during flooding?

It not just humans that have had to face challenges from the recent flooding in Eastern Australia. An enquirer near Grafton has sent some interesting photos showing how the regions spiders have handled the rising water levels.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 14 Feb 2011

Weapons and Weaponry

Lately we’ve asked visitors what they would think about an exhibition about weapons. What would they like to see? What would be interesting to show? Are people interested in the technical aspects? Or would they like to discover how the weapons were used during wars and battles?

By: Ms Marloes Schepers, Category: At The Museum, Date: 10 Feb 2011

Where is the Lounge?

Where is the Lounge? 6 College Street Sydney NSW 2010 - Late night openings at the Australian Museum, Tuesday 5:30pm - 9:30pm.

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: At The Museum, Date: 08 Feb 2011

'Small' fish make the big time

A leading international science magazine has recently featured the research of a team led by Museum scientist Jeff Leis on how tiny larval fishes survive and find a reef home in the big blue ocean.

By: Fran Dorey, Category: At The Museum, Date: 04 Feb 2011

Planarian Worms

Once the wet weather starts, the Museum often gets inquiries about small, brightly coloured ‘snakes’, invasions of‘leeches’, unusual ‘slugs’ and similar queries – all relating to an animal which is actually none of these.

By: Mr Martyn Robinson, Category: At The Museum, Date: 24 Jan 2011

Australia Day Debate - Live Broadcast

In conjunction with the Australia Day Debate today at 2:30pm EST, we are broadcasting the event live on the web.

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: At The Museum, Date: 23 Jan 2011

The Winny Show January 2011

Winny is back from fat camp and ready to thrill our visitors with her January show! 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 31 Dec 2010