Nights at the Museum
Nights at the Museum Image: Mark Joseph
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Across summer our doors will be open late on Thursdays for visitors to delve into the AM's newly renovated and reopened spaces. Bring the kids and wander through the summer blockbuster Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family (paid ticket required), shake your bones to the tunes of an awesome line-up of DJs and relax at the pop-up bar.

Tickets are not required for Nights at the Museum, however guests are required by the NSW Government to register their details on arrival for COVID-19 contact-tracing purposes.

Thursdays from 7 January

5pm – 9pm

Registration is not required for these events.

  • Enjoy the sounds of DJs including Ayebatonye, Terazatron and Salllvage
  • Kids and big kids can get creative in Prehistoric Playground play space
  • Become a Member and discover more of the AM on a Meet the New Museum tour
  • Delve into the collection on a 15-minute 3 Objects gallery spotlight tour where you'll learn the stories behind three key specimens
  • Visit exhibitions Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family and Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

Buy tickets to Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family

Details for Nights at the Museum in February and March to be announced.

21 January: Ngalu Warrawi Marri – We Stand Strong

Registration is essential for this event.

Join us for an after hours event championing First Nations voices, celebrating and discussing the issues that matter to them.

Hintze Hall – Upper Ground Floor

5pm – 6pm: DJ salllvage

6pm – 7pm: Why You Can’t Speak For Us panel discussion with Sara Khan and guests

7.45pm – 8.45pm: Dobby + Barkaa

No. 1 William – Level 4

5pm – 8.30pm: Bar open

6pm – 8pm: DJ salllvage

Bayala Nura, First Nations Gallery – Upper Ground Floor

5pm – 8pm: Truth Telling tours every half an hour. Spaces are limited, book at Crystal Hall main entry

5pm – 8pm: Weaving Workshop every half an hour. Spaces are limited, book at Crystal Hall main entry

Members Lounge – Lower Ground

5pm – 8pm: Adornment workshop every half an hour. Spaces are limited, book at Crystal Hall main entry

Visit exhibitions Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family (paid ticket required) and Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

Please note: Timed ticketing is in place for Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family, with limited numbers per session. Please choose your session carefully as we do not offer refunds or session changes if you change your mind. Please read our ticket terms and conditions for further information.



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The Australian Museum is COVID Safe

The Australian Museum is observing strict physical distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

As of 3 January 2021, we require all staff and visitors aged 12 and over to wear a fitted face mask while inside the AM. Please bring your own mask when you visit.

Read the latest visitation information here.