Australian Museum: Revamped, Reopened and General Admission is Free!

In its most extensive renovation in decades, Australia’s first museum, the Australian museum in Sydney, has redeveloped its public and exhibition spaces. This includes adding more than 3,000sqm of new public space, repurposed from back-of-house areas. Originally founded in 1827,the Museum is at the cultural and scientific heart of the city

Major Opening Exhibition: Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family 

While general admission to the new AM will be free, visitors will be able to purchase tickets to attend major international exhibitions, including Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family.

This unique exhibition focuses on the king of the dinosaurs, T.rex, and its eclectic Tyrannosaur family. It features a colossal collection of skeletons, skulls, fossil eggs and even fossilised dinosaur dung, revealing the stories and science behind these astonishing carnivores.

Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family also utilises the latest technology including immersive projections, animation and artificial intelligence (AI) to help explain how palaeontology works, how the Earth changes over time, what evolution is and how sudden environmental devastation can cause even the most dominant species to go extinct.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, it is recommended to book a timed ticket in advance for Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family. Paid tickets for this special exhibition can be booked online at Australian.Museum ($20 Adult, $16 Concession, $10 Child, Family packages available. Free and discounted tickets for AM Members).

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Exhibition

This year’s Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year exhibition explores the changing nature of regional ecology and the impacts of climate change – one of the key focuses of the transformed AM. As a special treat for visitors, admission to the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year exhibition will be included with general admission to the AM, which will be completely free as part of reopening.

Image: Artist Impression of the Exhibition space