What's on: Culture Up Late: Valentine's Day

An evening exploring affairs of the heart in their many exquisite forms, dedicated to those unimpressed by crass commercialism, glib sentiment or lazy clichés.

Culture Up Late 2018

Culture Up Late 2018
Photographer:  © Australian Museum

Event Type:
Special event
14 February 2018

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Event Line-up - Culture Up Late: Valentine's Day

Live Music: The Acappelicans

The award-winning ensemble of songbirds bring their sparkling harmonies to songs of love gone right, and love gone wrong.
5:30pm, 7:15pm, 8:15 pm

Spot Tour: Making Love in the Wild

Discover the lengths creatures go to in this tour about the mating and courtship habits of animals in our Wild Planet gallery. Experience personal favourites and hidden stories in these short, irreverent tours.

Conservatorium Compositions

Short, original musical compositions by Sydney Conservatorium of Music students, inspired by Australian Museum exhibitions.
Alexis Weaver: 5:40pm, 6:40pm, 7:40pm, 8:40pm
Josh Winestock: 5:20pm, 7:20pm
Henry Hulme: 6:20pm, 8:20pm
Nicholas Theodoou: 5:45pm, 6:45pm, 7:45pm, 8:45pm

Virtual Reality: Chasing Coral

Coral bleaching is one of the most visible effects of climate change. See the changes to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef with your own eyes in this VR experience: immerse yourself in the underwater seascape of the Great Barrier Reef before it disappears.

Event Line-Up - Culture Up Late: Half the Sky

Touch Tables

Australian Museum’s knowledgeable volunteers open our collections to you in these intimate, personal and tactile interactions. Touch as much as you want, ask all the questions you can think of, learn something new!

Spot Tours

Connect with our collection through the eyes of Australian Museum Staff. Go on an adventure through selected exhibits and experience the personal favourites and hidden stories in these short, informal tours.


Create your very own Indigenous-themed jewellery with natural materials.

3D Science and Technology

Get up close and personal with the scientists at the forefront of 3D scanning and printing technologies and how they are used by Museums for research, conservation and education.

Magnificent Minerals with Mel Murray

Discover how elemental attraction and repulsion operate in the mineral world when Earth scientist Melissa Murray reveals the bonding chemistry at play in The Albert Chapman collection - one of the world's top 10 minerals collections.

Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age

Tickets include free access to the entire museum, including temporary exhibition Mammoths - Giant of the Ice Age.

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