Ornithology Collection Area 2018

The Australian Museum Research Institute Ornithology Collection

Image: Abram Powell
© Australian Museum

Ages: 8 - 12

Sydney’s favourite day of immersive science for kids is back these school holidays!

Ornithology is the branch of science dedicated to the study of birds. Join us for a very special day at the Museum where you will go behind the scenes of the Australian Museum Research Institute collection with Dr Jacqueline Nguyen to see taxidermy birds, learn how specimens are stored, discover the amazing evolution of Australian birds and ask all your burning questions about what it’s like to be a scientist! Plus, you will have a guided tour of the Birds of Australia exhibition, and the opportunity to go outside and undertake bird identity research in Hyde Park.

Don't miss this fabulous, jam-packed day of activities and real-life science – places limited!

Members: To receive your AM Member discount on our School Holiday programs, your children must be listed on your membership. Please contact the Members Office on 02 9320 6225 or email Members@Australian.Museum to add your children’s names and date of birth to your Family Membership before making your booking.



What to bring:

  • Backpack with morning tea and lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Clothing for outdoors i.e. hat, raincoat, walking/closed-toe shoes, sunscreen as lunch will be in Cook & Philip Park opposite Museum or in the Museum Garden.

Redeem your Dine & Discover vouchers towards Australian Museum membership, event tickets and at the Billabong cafe and No.1 William restaurant.

Dine & Discover vouchers are available to redeem in person only.


Please refer to the AM's refund policy here. Discounted Members tickets will be verified with Members registered for Family Membership benefits. Members Benefits are for registered Members only (kids and /or adults).



Dr Jacqueline Nguyen

Jacqueline Nguyen with birds

Dr Jacqueline Nguyen is an avian palaeontologist and ornithologist at the Australian Museum.

Image: Nick Langley
© Australian Museum

Dr Jacqueline Nguyen is an avian palaeontologist and ornithologist at the Australian Museum and Flinders University. Her work focuses on the evolutionary history of birds, particularly songbirds. Jackie uses a combination of fossils, anatomy, and DNA to understand how birds evolved over time and across the world.


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The current NSW Public Health Orders require that anyone visiting or working at the AM must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or medical exemption (aged 16+) and wear a fitted facemask (aged 12+) to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The AM’s existing COVID Safe measures including QR code check in, social distancing, increased cleaning and hygiene practices remain in effect.

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