Latest blog entries

Sharks on the Slab

Sally and Amanda spent several 'aromatic hours' earlier this week processing shark specimens.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 11 Apr 2014

Day in the Life of a Scientist

Our recent Scientist for a Day programs saw budding young scientists get to know our Terrifying Tyrannosaurs and become DNA Detectives.

By: Ashleigh Harrington, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 11 Apr 2014

Make a wish for the Web

Last month was the 25th birthday of the World Wide Web.

By: Anna Namuren, Duncan Loxton, Category: Science, Date: 09 Apr 2014

Egyptology at the Australian Museum

From Egyptomania to Respectable Collection.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 08 Apr 2014

Whip it good!

What do Prince William and an Australian Museum scientist have in common?

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 04 Apr 2014

Elephant X-factor (Wildlife Photographer of the Year)

African wildlife photographer, Greg Du Toit, reveals the story behind his winning image in our Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.

By: Greg du Toit, Category: At The Museum, Date: 02 Apr 2014

Join our Teachers' Advisory Group Meeting

You're invited to attend our first Teachers' Advisory Group meeting in the April school holidays, guided tour and lunch included!

By: Ms Helen Wheeler, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 02 Apr 2014

Meet the Thorny Tree Frog: a striking new frog species from Vietnam

Males of this newly discovered pink and yellow tree frog are covered in prickly, white-tipped spines.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 02 Apr 2014

Wildlife Forensic Science and DNA

DNA-based forensic science is at the forefront of solving wildlife crimes and is currently undergoing a transformation. 

By: Lizzy Myers, Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: Science, Date: 01 Apr 2014

New lizard from NSW

Was this spectacular new species of lizard first ‘illustrated’ in Aboriginal rock art?

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Science, Date: 28 Mar 2014