Australian Museum
03/25/2017 at 22:10. Facebook
We're so egg-cited for the coolest egg hunt ever! Equipped with a trail map and sense of adventure, kids will search for Australian animals and their eggs throughout Museum galleries — and meet a real live bilby along the way! Book now.

The Australian Museum Egg Hunt
Australian Museum
03/24/2017 at 22:19. Facebook
Despite having excellent night vision, this Greater Glider (Petauroides volans) seems to think it's better to be over-prepared for Earth Hour tonight. The lights will go out at the AM from 8.30pm-9.30pm. Don't forget to power down too! #jointhefuture
Australian Museum
03/24/2017 at 06:19. Facebook
"Here we are, using expert climbers to assist our scientist to search for the world’s rarest insect - the Lord Howe Island Phasmid - in places barely accessible to humans." #AMExpedition

AM team lands on Balls Pyramid
Australian Museum
03/23/2017 at 20:40. Facebook
Weekend sorted! The Museums Discovery Centre in Castle Hill is FREE this Saturday and Sunday and there's so much behind-the-scenes fun to be had. Register now.

Australian Museum
Funnel-web spider venom could prove a lifesaver, with new research suggesting it may help minimise the effects of brain damage after a stroke.

See spiders being milked for their venom, and learn more about its potential uses at our Spiders - Alive and Deadly exhibition, on now!

Funnel-web spider venom could treat stroke patients
Today our team of scientists and expert climbers have embarked on a daring survey of the sheer cliff faces of Balls Pyramid in search of the rare Lord Howe Island Phasmid — but what can they expect? From wild weather to boisterous birds, veteran climber Keith Bell reflects on his previous intrepid trips. #AMexpedition

Climbing Balls Pyramid
New species alert! A gargoyle-like frog has been discovered in northern Vietnam by Australian Museum scientist Jodi Rowley. Despite being completely new to science, the Stone Leaf-litter Frog is already thought to be under threat.

'Living pebble'
What big eyes you have! Let's all formally welcome this Thread Shrimpgoby (Ctenogobiops mitodes) to Australian waters.

While this species has been spotted here before, it had not been 'formally' recorded - until now! All thanks to Andrew Green who spotted the fish and took this photo and Goby expert Dr Doug Hoese who confirmed Andrew's observation via our citizen science project:...
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Whose egg is that? This almost other-worldly creation is actually the egg case of a catshark. Many species of shark and rays lay egg cases like this, often called 'mermaids’ purses'. For more egg fun join the The Australian Museum Egg Hunt on 15 or 16 April. Book now! [ Link ]
Catch up with some old friends at the Museums Discovery Centre FREE weekend on 25-26 March! Register now.

Museums Discovery Centre Open Weekend
Australian Museum scientists are on Lord Howe Island excavating three Blainville’s Beaked Whale skeletons.

Digging for whale bones
See the work of Helena and Harriet Scott come to life through large-scale animated projections at our current exhibition: Transformations - Art of the Scott Sisters, and delve deeper into the lives and work of these fascinating women on a behind-the-scenes Heritage Tour. Book now:
A Rainforest Scorpion has her pedipalps full after giving birth to several live 'scorplings' in our Spiders - Alive & Deadly exhibition.

Birth Announcement!
Aboriginal people could very well have been the first farmers. Research indicates that Indigenous people across the continent were planting, sowing, harvesting, irrigating and storing – behaviors inconsistent with the 'hunter-gatherer' narrative. Join Dark Emu author Bruce Pascoe as he deconstructs over-simplified portrayals of Indigenous life and examines the discoveries of this country's...
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Guest Lecture: Bruce Pascoe
Seniors Day 2017
Whose egg is that? The eggs of the Spiny Leaf Insect (Extatosoma tiaratum) have a knob called a capitulum, which is attractive to ants. Ants carry the eggs back to their underground nests, eat only the knob and leave the rest of the egg in the nest, protected from bushfires and other animals that might eat the eggs. The baby stick insects (nymphs) hatch after one to three years underground and...
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Australian Museum scientists have discovered a species of beetle not seen in nearly 140 years. #AMexpedition

The (other) Lord Howe insect
Are you more than a little spider shy?

5 Fast Facts about Arachnophobia
“When we first moved to Australia from Rome….a long time ago now, in 1972, we would bring our children here all the time, every week almost. I remember at the time they were giving the children a little booklet to write what they see in…like they were explorers!”

Maria Antonietta her husband Casimiro have been coming to the Australian Museum for over 40 years. #SeniorsDay
From the Scott Sisters to Ethel King, scientific illustration has allowed women to shatter glass ceilings in the world of science. Now, on International Women's Day we celebrate their legacy, and announce a new Australian Museum National Scientific Illustration Scholarship! #IWD2017

The Women Behind the Work