Come Out Children's Festival - Making music
Multiple sessions 25-29 May 2015, 10.15-10.45am
Multiple sessions 25-29 May 2015, 11.30am-12.00pm
As a part of our Come Out program, children aged 3-6 are invited to listen to the world of music and join us on a wild rumpus.
Come with Emma on an adventure to explore the musical instruments in the South Australian Museum collection. Find out where they come from, what they sound like and how they are used in this hands on interactive session. Bring your dancing shoes and have fun!
Adults only: Natural history gets sexy
Date: Thursday 28 May 2015
Join South Australian Museum scientist Steve Donnellan, Head of Evolutionary Biology, on a unique tour of the Museum that delves into the sexual instincts of the animal world.
Enjoy a drink or two, some nibbles and a sex talk like no other.
You'll never see some of our galleries in the same way again!
Numbers are limited. Over 18 event.
Tell me a story - Stories from the doors
Multiple events, 1-5 June 2015, 10.15-10.45am
Multiple events, 1-5 June 2015, 11.00-11.30am
Let’s take a special journey through the stories of the Yuendumu doors.
Please note: This program has been specially designed for children aged 3 to 5 years – if you are bringing an accompanying sibling less than 3 years of age, please care for your younger child to allow the older sibling to fully enjoy the program.
Sprigg lecture series: Dr Peter Gill
Date: Tuesday 2 June 2015
Blue whales and the Bonney Upwelling
Dr Peter Gill, Director, Blue Whale Study Inc.
In 1998 Dr Peter Gill commenced a program of long-term ecological research into blue whales in the Bonney Upwelling off western Victoria and south-east South Australia, a previously unrecognised feeding ground for this iconic species. This work, the subject of his 2004 PhD at Deakin University in 2004, described the broad-scale links between weather, upwelling, krill and whales in the south-east Australian region. During 2002-13, Peter worked closely with Dr Margie Morrice on blue whale ecology in the region. He will tell the story of how this unknown feeding ground was identified, the basic ecology of the upwelling system, and what is known of blue whale distribution, movements and behaviour, feeding ecology, and threats from human activities in the region.
Suited for 16+
As places are strictly limited please cancel your Eventbrite booking if you are unable to attend so we can secure a place for others.
Date: Tuesday 2 June 2015
Time: after the Sprigg lecture, 7:15-8:15pm
Cost: $35 per person.
Following the completion of our Sprigg public lecture on 2 June 2015, the South Australian Museum offers you an exclusive opportunity to meet lecturer Peter Gill and discuss blue whales research through our exciting new Sprigg plus series.
Mingle with fellow Sprigg lovers and enjoy a stand-up, light dinner of delicious food and wine from the Museum’s catering team.
Here’s a taste of what’s on offer:
- South Australian wines
- lamb and river mint pies
- roasted pumpkin, lemon myrtle and macadamia pasties
- rosemary marinated chicken skewers with spicy tamarind chutney … and plenty more to fill the stomachs of those with enquiring minds!