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Age: 18+ (ID must be shown on entry)

After three years at home making sourdough in slouchwear, Jurassic Lounge is back and holding out for the heroes!

Peel off those trackies and get your cape back from your neighbour because we’re returning bigger than ever, and this time …YOU ARE THE HERO (well, dressed like one). You’re Ash Barty, you’re a front-line worker, you’re an Avenger, you’re Lady Whistledown, you’re the cast of Squid Game, you’re Elsa of Arendelle, you’re the legend on a scooter, in the rain, with a delivery of deliciousness for a stranger.

The AM’s iconic after-hours party will see heroes entertained in our galleries and hidden spaces, which will be crawling with DJs, artists, scientists and dancers. There’ll be performances by some of Sydney’s most fabulous drag queens, a mutant barnyard, and an autopsy of a T. rex conducted by leading scientists from Improv Theatre Sydney. There’ll be face-painting, dancing, side-show antics, immersive experiences, performances, a pop-up bar and the chance to explore our blockbuster exhibition, Jurassic World by Brickman®.

The Bat-Signal is calling you to the Australian Museum. Will you heed it? And more importantly, is Cat Woman joining you?

A taste of the line-up

Fresh from performances at Sydney Festival and Vivid, Soul of Sydney DJs are professional body-movers and purveyors of the finest musical selections of Soul, Funk, Afro-Latin Roots, Dance Floor Jazz, NY Disco, Roller Boogie, Garage and beyond.

One of the most ambitious experiments in the history of scientific comedy- what happens when you partner experts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Maths (STEAM) with a rogue team of professional comedians? From sold out seasons at Sydney Festival and fresh from an encore performance at the Comedy Store, Luke Steller (Science Communicator, Praxical), and Tom Stevenson and Ru Halwala (Comedians, Scary Strangers will be brining you ‘The STEAM Room’.

Three of Sydney’s finest drag queens will be gracing our galleries with their best performances and silent disco vibes. Headphones will be provided.

Scientific Illustrator, Celia Curtis will teach you how to sketch specimens from the Museum’s own collection in these drop-in drawing classes.

Peruse a collection of The Space Cowboy’s sideshow curios, while Gramophone Man serenades you with his unique music contraption and collection of hits from the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s.

Join the team from Improv Theatre Sydney as they dive into the insides of a T. rex.

Alli Sebastian Wolf’s incredible critter creations will be roaming the AM.

Lee Constable, TV presenter, author and STEM+ communicator, explores the heroics of the animal and scientific world with scientists from our very own Australian Museum Research Institute.

ID must be shown on entry (please make sure your face is visible and identifiable). Terms of Entry apply. All kinds of real or toy weapons are strictly prohibited.

Presented in partnership with the Australian Museum and Vivid Sydney

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The Australian Museum is COVID Safe

To help keep our staff, visitors and community safe, the AM has COVID-19 protocols in place, including physical distancing, increased cleaning and hygiene practices. Facemasks are encouraged.

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