Jurassic Lounge: Halloween will transform the Australian Museum into the ultimate ghoulish playground for grown-ups with a spine-tingling line-up of music, performances, interactive games, pop-up bars and spooky goings on you won’t want to miss.
Strictly adults only, Jurassic Lounge features bone-rattling DJ beats, puppeteers, ghost tours, dancers, electronic megafauna, scientists and much more.
Jurassic Lounge brings the nation’s first museum to life after-hours for lovers of parties, live music, alternative experiences and good food and drink. We’re dying to see you!
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Saturday 27 October, 7pm
Australian Museum, 1 William Street, Sydney
$25* in advance, $30 at the door (subject to availability)
* Ticket prices are exclusive of $1.64 booking fee.
To get in you’ll have to get past these fierce ghost drummers. Gain their trust and you’ll be invited to raise the dead in their drumming circles.
Wireless headphones and two DJs battle it out, spinning eerie tracks to help dance the demons away on the JL dance floor, surrounded by horror movie mash-ups splashed across the Australian Museum’s sandstone walls.
Get marching as the Toy Drummers rattle your bones with their supernatural skills, then raise the dead in their interactive body percussion and drumming workshops throughout the night.
There’s something in there…Lit only by torches and led by a guide from the other side, this is the ultimate ghost tour of Australia’s oldest museum. Join us – if you dare.
Delve deep into the nocturnal world of bats, taxidermy and organ dissection and satisfy your goriest-geek fantasies when Museum scientists and specialists reveal the tricks of the trade.
Searching for undying love? Bring your bleeding heart to the Corpse Bride, the ultimate matchmaker. Get registered and she’ll converse with the dearly departed to find you a match that’s out of this world.
It’s that rare party where you leave smarter than when you entered. Take a break from the dance floor for an encounter with the deep sea leviathans in the Museum’s newest exhibition.
Giant, frightful birds are loose in the Museum…will these harbingers of death fly by or dig their talons in your shoulders?
Take part in our best dressed Halloween competition. Whether you’re ghoulish or glam, come dressed to scare and you could go home with a prize. Can’t get it sorted? Our make-up artists can apply last-minute slashes and gore.
`Jaws' meets `Moby Dick' in the cult film, Orca, in the Jurassic Lounge Theatre - let the funny people and those in the know deconstruct this killer of a horror movie classic. Then compare fiction with fact in our new WHALES TOHORA exhibition.
There are spirits in everything – some aren’t safe to be around. Wailwan performer Sara Khan shares First Nations ghost stories and invites you to divulge your own experiences with spirits around us.
Curses are the stuff of nightmares, but curse with caution – what goes around, comes around on All Hallows Eve.
RAISE THE DEAD DRUMMERS ☠ DEAD PETTING ZOO ☠ HALLOWEEN SILENT DISCO ☠ GIANT DANCE LESSONS ☠ DATING AFTER DEATH BUREAU ☠ TYIIR NGIYANGKARAA SPIRIT STORIES ☠ CREATURES OF THE NIGHT TAXIDERMY ☠ MISFORTUNE COOKIE CRAFT ☠ HAUNTED GALLERY GHOST TOURS ☠ GORE GALORE MAKE-UP ARTISTS ☠ WHALES TOHORĀ EXHIBITION ☠ ZOMBIE BODY PERCUSSION WORKSHOP ☠ BEST-COSTUME COMP ☠ FREAKY FOTO BOOTH ☠ GASHES + WOUNDS MAKE-UP ARTISTS ☠ DRUMMING CIRCLE ☠ T-REX AUTOPSY ☠ 200 TREASURES OF THE AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM ☠ BEST-COSTUME COMP ☠ ACCESS TO ALL GALLERIES ☠ BARS + FOOD + MORE! ☠
Most Jurassic Lounge events sell out in advance, so don’t be left for dead.
Five pop-up bars and two eateries will be open on the night, including our rooftop restaurant, No. 1 William.
It’s Halloween, so whether you’re ghoulish or glam, come dressed to scare if you dare and you could go home with cool prizes. Can’t get it sorted? Our make-up artists can apply last-minute slashes and gore, details on the night.
Join Australian Museum Events Volunteer Program and lend a hand at Jurassic Lounge and future events at the Museum.
They’re borderline compulsory!
Nope, they’re always welcome in the daytime, but Jurassic Lounge is strictly an 18+ event.
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