Events at the Australian Museum

A dynamic program of events for adults as eclectic as the world around us.

For children's events, see Kids at the AM.

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2018

On now, until 28 January 2019

Photographer: Matty Smith

Witness nature at its most dramatic, graceful and unexpected with this stunning collection of breathtaking photographs celebrating the natural heritage of the Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea bioregions.


Lunchtime Lecture Series:
Noel Gordon

25 September

Noel Gordon

Google Maps began in the spare room of software engineer Noel Gordon’s Sydney apartment in 2003.


Tackling climate change: Why you're more powerful than you think

27 September

People protest government inaction on climate change. © Anna Rose

Seasoned campaigners debate climate change advocacy, community engagement and government action.


Night talk with Justin Gilligan

11 October

Photographer: Justin Gilligan

Hear Justin Gilligan, AGNPY Nature Photographer of the Year 2017, discuss his career combining photojournalism and marine science.


Adorned jewellery-making workshop

13 October, 14 October

Workshop with AM First Nations' Courtney Marsh | Photographer: Nick Langley © Australian Museum

An afternoon of jewellery-making and the sharing of knowledge about Aboriginal art and culture.


HumanNature series: Dark emu

18 October

Fruits of the Burdekin plum tree | Photographer: Tatiana Gerus © Tatiana Gerus

Bruce Pascoe's ground-breaking research reconsiders perceptions of pre-colonial Indigenous Australia.

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HumanNature series:
Environmental martyrdom and the fate of the forests

1 November

Environmental Martyrdom and the Fate of the Forests

Princeton professor Rob Nixon investigates why growing numbers of environmental activists are risking their freedom and lives to protect the environment.


Wildlife photography for beginners

22 September and 10 November

Photographer: Nicolas Rakotopare

This hands-on workshop will guide you through the basics of wildlife and nature photography and features live animal models.


Wildlife photography for enthusiasts

4 November and 17 November

Photographer: Jordan Robins

This hands-on workshop is ideal for intermediate and enthusiast photographers who are looking to expand their practical knowledge of nature and wildlife photography.


Whales, drones and the future of marine mammal research

15 November

Portrait of Vanessa Pirotta in the ocean, photographed by Chris Stacey

Vanessa Pirotta uses drones to collect whale snot. Hear how her research, in concert with citizen science, can help support whale health and wildlife conservation.


Winhangadurinya: Aboriginal Meditation

1 & 2 December

Fleur singing, Locky smoking | Photographer:  © Milan Dhiiyaan

Partake in an Aboriginal meditation circle ceremony guided by Aboriginal cultural practitioners Milan Dhiiyaan.