Category: At The Museum

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

From Drop Bears to Vampire Frogs

Our 'breaking news' display has changed from featuring the elusive Drop Bear to the newly discovered and fabulously named amphibian species, the Vampire Flying Frog. We kid you not!

By: Fran Dorey, Category: At The Museum, Date: 23 Dec 2010

Should we celebrate Australia Day?

On the 23rd January 2011, at 2.30pm, the Museum will host an Australia Day Debate. You can listen to our speakers, Sam Watson and Nigel Parbury, debate whether the 26th January is the most appropriate date to celebrate our national identity. You will also have the opportunity to ask them your own questions. 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 23 Dec 2010

What is From the Floor?

From the Floor is a blog all about the programs we run at the Museum's College Street site.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: At The Museum, Date: 23 Dec 2010

In the news - December

A couple of interesting news stories have raised the interest of the exhibitions and web teams over the last few days - Dinosaurs, and Drop Bears.

By: Michael Harvey , Category: At The Museum, Date: 22 Dec 2010

Breeding of Fraser's Rainforest Snail

Slightly larger than a Common Garden Snail, Fraser's Rainforest Snail, Sphaerospira fraseri, is a native species of land snail that inhabits wet forested habitat of northern New South Wales and southern Queensland. Very little of its natural history is known, except that it feeds on fungi and rotting vegetation. By keeping and breeding this species in captivity the Australian Museum are reducing the need for wild snails to be collected for display. The following paper was written to describe the breeding events and the details of the species captive care at the Australian Museum.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 17 Dec 2010