Sydney’s favourite FREE after hours culture fix is back! The Australian Museum will be open until 9pm on Wednesday nights. Enjoy live music and a drink at the pop-up bar. Explore our incredible galleries and exhibitions and be inspired by our natural history and cultural collections.

Visit our new free exhibition Barka: The Forgotten River, developed by Uncle Badger Bates and Justine Muller with the Barkandji community. Barka (the Darling River) is more than a body of water; Barka is a mother, an Ancestor, a life source, and in peril, along with everyone that lives along it. Find out more in this exhibition which focusses on the stories, culture and people who have Barka running in their veins.

Witness the history and diversity of the world’s oldest living cultures in our First Nations Galleries, Bayala Nura (Yarning Country) and Garrigarrang (Sea Country). Get up close with dinosaurs and Australian animals and learn about the 100 Treasures of the Museum and hear the stories of 100 of Australia's most influential people in 200 Treasures of the Australian Museum. Be dazzled by over 1800 spectacular rocks and minerals in Minerals.

*The Museum will be closed from 5pm on Wednesday 10 May 2023 for a private event.

The Marauders

From Wednesday 22 March until Wednesday 12 April, Sydney-based acoustic jazz band, The Marauders, will be returning the to AM for a Nights at the Museum residency. They will be entertaining with hotter than hot atomic clock swing and spicy renditions of beloved jazz standards.

Featuring artists including George Washingmachine (vocals/violin), Nigel Date (guitar), Adam Barnard (drums), Dan Barnett (trombone/vocals), Leonie Cohen (piano) and Stan Valacos (double bass).

More programs to be announced soon.

Discover more programs and exhibitions

Nights at the Museum is proudly funded by the NSW Government

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.

View our full COVID-19 safety information here.