On this page...

Covering a third of the earth, the Pacific Ocean is home to diverse people that speak a quarter of the world’s languages.

Self guided program (Stage 1 - Stage 3)

See the ghostly masks of the Asaro Mudmen, ceremonial poles from New Ireland, and Bird of Paradise headwear from the highlands of Papua New Guinea, alongside intricately carved door panels from New Zealand, towering slit drums from Vanuatu and delicate jewellery from Fiji. Each of these objects is a celebration of living cultures that continue to thrive in contemporary Pacific societies, including here in Sydney.

  • Syllabus links: Geography, History, Science, Visual Arts
  • Location: Level 2
  • Cost: Pacific Spirit is included in general entry. General entry to the Australian Museum is FREE for children under 16 and local secondary school students. Teachers and accompanying adults are admitted free at a ratio dependent on the type of students. Adults, tertiary, concession and tourist groups incur a cost.

How to book

Please visit book a group visit for further information.

Please be aware that exhibition content may change at short notice. We suggest you make yourself familiar with the exhibition/s prior to creating any worksheets or assessment tasks. Teachers can contact the Group Bookings Office with any questions about exhibition content and to request a preview pass for use prior to your group's visit.

Contact Group Bookings Office