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  • Permanent exhibition
    Daily from 9.30am–5pm
  • Time to visit
    We recommend 1 hour to experience everything
  • Tickets
    General admission, no bookings required
  • Food with a view
    Visit our cafe on Level 4

In Wild Planet you will come face to face with nature’s giants: an elephant, a rhinosceros, a giraffe, a lion, a tiger and a bear. Marvel at a Sperm Whale skeleton, and see the largest bird and moth on Earth. Meet a dung beetle and a pangolin, and learn how an aardvark is like an elephant. Encounter the fossil ancestors of Earth’s living species, like the trilobite and the ammonite, and wonder at living fossils like the horseshoe crab and lungfish. You will also see extinct species like the Thylacine, and learn why preserving biodiversity is so important.

In Wild Planet there’s more to do than look. Learn how the Museum is helping to preserve Australia’s biodiversity, and explore the tree of life in our fascinating interactive.

Can you find your place on the tree of life?



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