In line with the stay-at-home orders issued by the NSW Government, the AM will be temporarily closed to the public from Saturday 26 June to protect the health of visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19. We will plan to reopen on Saturday 28 August (subject to health advice).

In the meantime, we encourage visitors to explore our online content hub, AM Inside Out, which offers fun activities for kids at home, fascinating stories and other ways to engage online with the AM’s collections, scientists and other programs.



Take a deeper look at these majestic animals and fight fear with facts with this new exhibition only at selected Stockland Centres.

For a limited time, get up close to a life-size megalodon jaw, admire the features of a 2 metre bull shark and run your fingers over real shark skin. Discover what species are most at threat and learn what you can do to help protect these misunderstood creatures.

From the extinct, to the curious and the endangered, the Australian Museum will show you that there’s far more to sharks than their bite.

Touring Stockland Shopping Centres

1st - 30th March - Burleigh Heads, QLD

1st - 30th April - Hervey Bay, QLD

2nd - 30th May – Wetherill Park, NSW



Enter our Sharks competition

This competition has now closed. The winner will be drawn randomly at 9:00 am on 1 July 2021 AEST and notified via email or phone.

Competition closed

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