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Scientist for a day - marine biologist
Scientist for a day - marine biologist Image: Australian Museum
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Get hands on with history and join a full day program for budding archaeologists aged 8-12 years.

This special 'Scientist for a Day' program is jam-packed with fun activities including a behind-the-scenes tour, science experiments, art, games, and more!

Details and FAQs


8-12 years

Date/s and time

Wednesday, 17 July or Thursday, 18 July, 9am - 4pm


Non-Member Child $125
AM Member Child $105

Bookings essential

Meeting point

Museum Entrance, corner of William and College Street. Staff will greet group at 9am.

Special notes

Make sure you sign your child in and out on arrival and departure.

What to bring

  • Backpack with morning tea and lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Clothing for outdoors i.e. hat, raincoat, walking/closed-toe shoes, sunscreen as lunch will be in Cook & Philip Park opposite Museum or in the Museum Garden.

Getting here

Visit our parking and transport information page to help plan your visit.

The closest parking station to the museum is Wilson Parking – 70 Riley St for $15* Monday – Friday, and $6** for nights & weekends. To receive the discount, pre-book online and use promo code MUSEUM.

*$15-day rate is only available when you pre-book online at 70 Riley Street. Available Monday-Friday, booked entry time must be after 6am, and booked exit time must be before 5pm. Offer is for individual use only and can be used for multiple bookings. Casual parking rates apply if booking conditions are not met.

No refunds. Transfers need to be made at least 72 hours in advance, subject to availability and AM staff discretion.

For enquiries or to ask us about access services, please email programs@austmus.gov.au or call (02) 9320 6222.

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