Wednesday, September 16, 2015

New era at the Australian Museum

Stage One of the Australian Museum transformation was officially opened by the Premier Mike Baird and the Deputy Premier Troy Grant heralding a new era at the AM.

Our striking new Crystal Hall entrance and Wild Planet gallery, the first new permanent exhibition space to be added to the AM in 50 years, opened today.

You will now enter the AM via Museum Walk following in 20,000 year old Mungo footsteps. Our new walkway features engravings of footprints found in the Lake Willandra World Heritage area of western NSW, home to the world’s oldest fossilised footsteps.  Now you can explore Wild Planet where you’ll meet over 400 animals from around the world – an extraordinary mix of thriving, rare, endangered, native, exotic and extinct species. Also discover our newly refurbished First Australians galleries showcasing the diversity of Indigenous Australian cultures.