What's on: CULTURE UP LATE - Wednesday 1 February

Get a mid-week hit of culture after work, with the AM opening its doors until 9pm every Wednesday in Summer. 

Late nights in Spiders

Late nights in Spiders
Photographer: James Horan © Australian Museum

Event Type:
Special event
1 February 2017 to 1 February 2017
05.00 PM to 09.00 PM
Australian Museum, entry corner of College and William Streets
BUY-1-GET-1-FREE! $22 Adult, $15 Concession, $13 Child; $10 Member Adult, $8 Member Concession, $7 Member Child Includes admission to Spiders – Alive & Deadly. Online only price.


  • Experience Lynette Wallworth’s Collisions, virtual reality storytelling which invites you deep into the Western Australian desert
  • Watch contemporary Pacific artist Sione Falemaka’s interactive weaving and beading demonstrations
  • Get an insiders’ view of Spiders – Alive & Deadly on a tour with exhibition producer Catherine Timbrell
  • Learn some spider-inspired southern Italian folk dancing at our Tarantella dance workshop
  • Ask-A-Scientist with toxicologist Nicole Wright from the NSW Poisons Information Centre
  • Pull up a chair and learn to make original ink-blot spiders with AM Store-featured artist Jane Gillings
  • Snack on sustainably farmed crickets, ants and other gourmet insects with the Bug Chef Nick Jarvis
  • Grab a drink in the Atrium pop-up bar and relax to the DJ-stylings of Australian music doyenne Zan Rowe (triple j)
  • Win prizes at our pop-up mini-trivia comp in the Atrium with comedian Marty Bright
  • Get your stick insect on, explore museum specimens and handle live phasmids in Search and Discover
  • Catch a glimpse of what goes on behind-the-scenes at the AM with a live materials conservation demonstration by Australian Museum experts



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