Australian Museum

Australian Museum

As Australia’s oldest museum and one of the world’s most respected institutions for anthropology and natural history, the Australian Museum has exhibits that appeal to future Nobel Prize nominees in various fields of natural science. Its paleontology, anthropology, mineralogy and zoology exhibits are housed in a true Neoclassical stone building on College Street, where it has stood since it opened in 1857.

The Australian Museum transformed itself from a repository of scientific and cultural artifacts into a modern sandstone complex , which houses educational, administrative and research facilities. The collections are of course still there; they grow every year, and even better, now they are accompanied by temporary exhibitions and educational programs.

What will you find in the Australian Museum? Permanent exhibits at the museum include the Aboriginal Australians exhibit, which preserves records of the many native Australian tribes; the Birds exhibit with specimens of Australian birds of all shapes, sizes and colors of plumage; and the exhibition Skeletons: Framework for Survival, covering all life forms from insects to mammals. The self-explanatory insect exhibit is a hit with Sydney schoolchildren, as is the Over
Dinosaurs collection of giant reptiles and megafauna, including giant kangaroos, koalas and Tasmanian devils. The Biodiversity: Life Supporting Life exhibition showcases the interconnectedness of Australia’s vast diversity of life forms. The permanent exhibitions occupy three full floors of the museum and are large enough – guidebook recommended.

And while you probably won’t have time to give each exhibit the attention it deserves, be sure to find a way to stop in the search and discovery room, where you can browse CR-ROMs, magazines, and more Finger can get books as well as live exhibitions.

There’s even something for preschoolers on Kid’s Island, where children from the age of five can experiment freely. Featured Hotels Near The Australian Museum For visitors to Sydney wanting a fascinating insight into Australia’s natural and cultural history from
from prehistory to the present day, a visit to the Australian Museum is a must.

And the Sydney Marriott at 36 College Street offers five star accommodation just a short walk away!

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