Whales & Dolphins

Adults looking at whale skeleton

Whales and dolphins are a favourite with many Australians as they symbolise our love of the ocean and its amazing marine life.

The Whales and Dolphins display is alongside the Museum Café. The articulated skeletons include an 18 m sperm whale — one of the largest ever collected — and is not to be missed.

The waters of South Australia are a rich and abundant source of food for these cetaceans (whales and dolphins). The Museum has the largest collection of cetaceans in Australia, most of which is stored at our Bolivar Facility