The Australian Museum will be open after-hours every Wednesday night until 9pm. Explore our incredible galleries and exhibitions after hours and be inspired by our natural history and cultural collections.



Make the most out of your night and book tickets to our new, blockbuster exhibition Sharks! Go back in time to meet sharks’ ancient ancestors, come face-to-face with an 8m-long Whale Shark, and uncover their extraordinary adaptations with interactive displays, touchable specimens and objects from the AM collections in this immersive exhibition. Sessions are timed and capacities are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

On the first Wednesday of each month, join us for Twilight bites, an after-hours, canapes and conversation series with renowned shark scientists, pioneering conservationists and cultural experts. See the full program and book your tickets here.

Discover the new interactive education space Burra (closes 7pm) and see First Nations culture and galleries of Bayala Nura (Yarning Country), and Garrigarrang (Sea Country). Get up close with dinosaurs and Australian animals and learn about the 100 Treasures of the Australian Museum and hear the stories of 100 of Australia's most influential people.

*Please note: The AM will be closed at 5pm on Wednesday 30 November.


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.