Travel program: Lizard Island
Discover the wonders of Lizard Island with the Australian Museum
Bumphead Parrotfish, Bolbometopon muricatum (Valenciennes, 1840)
The Bumphead Parrotfish can be recognised by the distinct hump on the head of adults, its drab colouration, and large size. It is the largest of all the parrotfishes, growing to 1.3 m in length.
Sleepovers at the Australian Museum
Would you like to spend a night at the Museum?
Turn on your X-ray vision and enter the hall of bones.
Fascinating Fossils Stage 5
Students use real and cast fossils in hands-on activities in this Museum educator-led program.
What's On Listings
Month-by-month listings of public Museum events, including temporary exhibitions, tours, talks and more.
September School Holiday Program
This September holidays explore our amazing world at the Australian Museum.
Letter from the Simpson Desert Expedition 2015: the journey begins
The first missive from journalist Jo Stewart, who is documenting the work of our science team in the Simpson Desert.
Simpson Desert Expedition 2015: Introduction
Follow our scientists as they journey into one of the most remote areas on the planet.
Find a fish
The table below lists all fish families
knownfrom Australian waters. The site contains information on 1437 species in 270 families.
Trachichthyidae - Roughies
Use the table to access images and fact sheets of the trachichthyid fishes. The family also included the sawbellies and slimeheads.
Australian of the Year Awards 2015 exhibition
A new display in the Atrium celebrates the lives of eight inspirational Australians.
2015 Sleek Geeks Eureka Prize (Finalists and Highly Commended)
Watch the 2015 Primary and Secondary student films, including finalists and highly commended.
Horseshoe Leatherjacket, Meuschenia hippocrepis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Adult Horseshoe Leatherjackets can be recognised by the horseshoe-shaped marking on the side of the body. The species occurs from the central coast of Victoria to south-western Western Australia.
Australian Museum Science Festival Saturday
Our annual family-friendly day celebrates all thing science as part of National Science Week 2015.