Goliath Beetles (Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae: Goliathini)

This April, become an Entomologist for a day and uncover the science of insects.

Image: Stuart Humphreys
© Australian Museum

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Ages: 9-12 years

Join us for an unforgettable exploration of a bug's life!

Uncover the secrets of entomology and dive into the fascinating world of insects. Get hands-on to discover what makes an insect unique, and how to determine which insects are friends and which are foes.

Go behind-the-scenes and meet entomologist Dr Andrew Mitchell. Delve into the Australian Museum Research Institute's entomology collection and understand the crucial role insects play in our world. Unleash your inner scientist to learn about the processes of classification and identification with real specimens.

The Scientist for a Day program is a full day social and educational workshop for young minds aged 9-12 years, designed to show kids what it’s like to work in different areas of science.



  • Hat
  • Water bottle
  • Bag
  • Lunch and snacks – there will be no option to purchase food on the day. Weather permitting, lunch will take place in Cook and Phillip Park (across the road from the Australian Museum)
  • Any required medication

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 Andrew Mitchell

BTS of The Project filming at Australian Museum

Go behind-the-scenes at the Australian Museum and meet entomologist Dr Andrew Mitchell.

Image: Nick Langley
© Australian Museum

Dr Andrew Mitchell is a systematic entomologist specialising in the taxonomy and phylogenetics noctuid moths. Andrew uses both DNA sequences and morphological data and is also an enthusiastic “DNA barcoder” with a particular interest in insect pest diagnostics.