Burra takes visitors on a fascinating learning journey through Country in an exciting new state-of-the-art education space that immerses visitors in Western science and First Nations knowledges.

This learning and play space traces the incredible migration of burra (eel) along estuaries and rivers, across rockpools and out to sea. Visitors follow the life-cycle of this surprisingly resilient fish, teaching families about our environment, the Australian Museum’s science, and the importance of caring for Country and each other.

Burra is a truly unique experience in the heart of Gadigal Country, and features artwork by Jasmine Miikika Craciun, Barkindji, Malyangapa. Children are invited to touch, listen and see while exploring the giant burra, sensory walls and interactive play zones.

Explore Burra's thematic sections

Caring for Country

Burra (eel)

Salt water

Bitter water

Sweet water

Discover Burra, a new interactive education space

Be transported on an immersive journey through the eyes of burra (eel) in the Australian Museum's new learning and play space.

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Funded by the Australian Museum Foundation through an extraordinary bequest from the estate of the late Patricia McDonald a former AM educator. Patricia believed in a hands-on approach to children’s discovery of the natural world and was a pioneer of AM education.

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