Program and activities

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Young Explorers June-July: Space!

July school holiday program: Finding frogs

After Dark: the Shadow Initiation

Sprigg lecture: Assoc. Prof. Amy Roberts


Young Explorers June-July: Space!

 Stephen entertaining kids in the nest

Dates:  24-28 June, 1-5 July
Times: 10:15am and 11:15am
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Young Explorers, our program for 3-to-5-year-olds, is on a journey to outer space!

This program is made possible by Lead Sponsor Beach Energy.


July school holidays: Finding frogs

Happy frog on a branch

Please click here to download the full holiday program.

Hop to it: Bunnings craft activities
July 8-12, 10am-12pm daily
Main foyer

Drop-in during the first week of the school holidays and have fun making frog crafts with the Bunnings crew.


Citizen science spotlight
July 15-19, 1pm-2pm daily
Pacific Cultures Gallery
Drop-in (space is limited; please arrive early to avoid disappointment)

Ever wonder how you can be a scientist right now? Citizen science is the answer! Scientists will talk about their projects that involve engaging the public to watch out for wildlife. Each day will feature a different exciting project.


Lilypads and stamp pads
July 15-19, 10am-3pm daily
Main foyer

Create your own artwork using our frog life cycle stamps. Suitable for tadpoles and metamorphs – or kids young and old.


Ribbit ribbit: how to use the FrogID app
July 15-19, 11am-12pm daily
Pacific Cultures Gallery
Drop-in (space is limited; please arrive early to avoid disappointment)

Not just ribbits - croaks, whistles, bleats and barks!Using the Australian Museum FrogID app, learn to recognise different frog calls. By using the FrogID app, you can be a citizen scientist and be a part of one of the largest studies of frog calls in Australia.

This workshop will run you through how to use the app and what calls to listen for. We recommend downloading the app beforehand from


After Dark: the Shadow Initiation

group of young adults at the museum

Friday 26 July from 5.30pm (last booking is 8.30pm)
Museum Members $55 per tablet, Non-Members $69 per tablet, 
for up to four people, for this special evening session
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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to explore the Museum after dark?

If you love escape rooms and scavenger hunts, this 18+ adventure event is for you. Race against the clock on a brand new adventure, seeing the Museum like never before. With a glass of wine in hand and up to three friends per tablet, you can attempt to solve over 40 puzzles, challenges and tasks to unlock the secrets of the Museum.

Make your mark at the top of the leader board while having fun finding hidden doors and solving secret codes.  Choose wisely, be strategic and attempt to earn as many points as you can.  

To enhance your After Dark experience, sample some of our tasty treats or grab a drink from our licensed gin and wine bar, either before or after the game.

Each ticket is for one tablet, for up to four people. Please allow 1.5 hours for your After Dark adventure (extra time if you would like to enjoy some food and drinks)


Sprigg lecture series: Assoc. Prof.  Amy Roberts

Amy Roberts

When: Tuesday 13th August 2019, 6pm – 7pm (the Museum will open to guests at 5:30pm, with a complimentary wine tasting prior to the talk)
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Aboriginal Transitions in the Murray River Corridor: From the Pleistocene to the Present

Associate Professor Amy Roberts is an archaeologist and anthropologist who works collaboratively with Aboriginal communities in South Australia. In recent years she has worked on a broad ranging project with the River Murray and Mallee Aboriginal Corporation and with their support her talk will canvass some of the results of their field work.

Amy is the lead investigator for the ARC Linkage project 'White People had the Gun: Interrogating the Riverland's Colonial Frontier' and a CI on the ARC Discovery project 'Ochre Archaeomicrobiology'. Prior to her appointment as an academic at Flinders University she worked as an ‘expert’ for a number of native title cases – including for the First Peoples of the River Murray and Mallee Region which achieved a successful determination. She continues to work in a consulting capacity on native title, Aboriginal heritage and stolen generations matters.

Amy is currently the Editor for the peer reviewed Journal of the Anthropological Society of South AustraliaShe is also a committee member on the Australian National Committee for Archaeology Teaching and Learning, a member of the South Australian Museum Board Research Advisory Committee and a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards for Australian Archaeology and Rock Art Research.