The South Australian Museum has a vibrant calendar of changing exhibitions which reference and interpret our scientific research to aid our understanding of human cultures and the natural world.
Science & Art: 12 years of the Waterhouse Prize
Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year
SHIMMER - a TARNANTHI exhibition
Shimmer is a collaborative project between JamFactory, the South Australian Museum and TARNANTHI. The project offers artists from across Australia the opportunity to undertake research within one of the South Australian Museum collections, working closely with the curators to explore contemporary forms of adornment.
29 March – 22 June 2014
Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize 2014
Warakurna: All the Stories Got Into Our Minds and Eyes
The Children’s Voice
Canada’s Arctic: Vibrant and Thriving
20 September - 12 October 2014
The Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year 2014
Mating in Ancient Fish
How the earliest vertebrates reproduced
This display shows the earliest record of male and female sexual structures appearing in the evolution of vertebrates.
These tiny fish (Microbrachius dicki) lived in ancient Scottish lakes and are 385 million years old – nearly twice the age of the first dinosaurs.
They belong to a very primitive fish group called antiarch placoderms, yet exhibit very advanced adaptations for reproduction – similar to those found in guppies today.
Oonyawa – from Museum back to Country
The Art of Science: Scientific Illustrations from Museum Victoria
30 March – 19 May 2013
Winning Sky Photos: the David Malin Awards 2012
31 May – 7 July 2013
Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize 2013
20 July – 8 September 2013
Spotlight Series: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
6 September – 3 November 2013
The Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year 2013
4 October – 24 November 2013
5 October – 8 December 2013
UnEarthly: Meteorites and Microstructures
31 October – 22 December 2013
Traversing Antarctica: the Australian Experience
7 December 2013 – 30 March 2014
Life Before Dinosaurs: The Permian Monsters
14 December 2013 – 10 March 2014