Your ticket can be used anytime during the Australian Museum’s regular operating hours. Take your time to explore the exhibits, which are spread throughout three floors in the handsome colonial building, which was built in 1827.
The First Australians galleries showcase exhibits about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, featuring artifacts from various places in Australia. Learn how indigenous people make canoes, spear fish and see examples of jewelry and sculptures from New South Wales.
Then step back in the mists of time in the Surviving Australia gallery, which showcases wildest wildlife. See skeletons of enormous creatures that stomped around the continent, such as kangaroos with fangs or massive echidnas. Come face to face with live animals that may include baby crocodiles, lizards and a python, then hear about recently extinct critters such as the Tasmanian tiger. Learn how Australia’s notoriously deadly creatures hunt and catch their prey.
Find out which rare objects are currently on display in The Long Gallery, where exhibits are created from the museum’s vast collections, which are too large to be on view all at once. You can also learn about the scientific research conducted by the museum.
Refreshments, gifts and indigenous artworks are available for purchase at shops located in the museum.