• Science

    10,000 teenagers wanted!

    I received this invitation and thought I would share it with you. All the details are below and I look forward to seeing you there!

  • Museullaneous

    How to Choose iPhone Apps for Kids

    What should adults look for when choosing iPhone apps for (and with) their kids?

  • Science

    This week in Fish: Electric rays and tsunami hoax

    This week we are excited to announce that an RSS feed has been added to Fish Bits.  Content can now come directly to you.  As usual, some great images have been added to the site.  Thanks to all.

  • Science

    You're toasted!

    Food for thought!

  • At The Museum

    Oh my God, I saw a dinosaur...

    On the night of last Tuesday's Jurassic Lounge visitors were asked to give their feedback. We put up some feedback forms where people could write their comments on. Also, we asked them specifically what they liked best about Jurassic Lounge. It worked out very well, we got some great feedback

  • At The Museum

    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.

  • 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

  • Science

    This week in Fish: A lost Mozambique Seabream

    It has been a big week.  Highlights include the receipt of a Mozambique Seabream that was caught in a surprising location and a fact sheet about an unusual habitat for small fishes - sea slugs.

  • At The Museum

    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.

  • Museullaneous

    Find out what past entrants of our Up Close and Spineless Photography Competition think of it?

    In March 2009 we surveyed past entrants of the Museum’s annual photography competition Up Close and Spineless. The competition, which focuses on invertebrates and was launched in 2002 with 158 entries, has grown in popularity to attract over 500 entries in 2008. The survey was cond

  • At The Museum

    Museum Mystery Number one solved!

    Museum Mystery number one is solved!

  • Science

    Uhi ta moko: Art and practice of Maori tattooing

    As the art and practice of ta moko developed in Aotearoa - New Zealand, Maori pioneered the use of smaller, narrower uhi without teeth that cut grooves through the skin.

  • Science

    This week in Fish: Small fishes and shark ageing

    This week we feature a blog post on Dr Jeff Leis' research.  We show you how to age a shark by examining its backbone and present an image of a juvenile fish collected in French Polynesia, along with the net that collected it.  We welcome Dr Barry Russell, who is currently visiting the

  • Museullaneous

    New scans of Percy Money PNG photos

    With the help of our wonderful volunteers Sue Myatt and Nan Goodsell, we have just posted some new scans of the beautiful images taken by missionary Percy Money in Collingwood Bay, PNG in the early 1900s.

  • Museullaneous

    Dangerous, deadly and just plain mean!

    Ever wondered about how safe Australia’s wildlife is … and how to avoid it? The Australian Museum’s newest mobile app provides information about different types of dangerous / potentially dangerous animals that inhabit Australia, where to find them and what to do when confronte