Program bookings

April School Holiday Program: Dinosaurs!

It's a palaeontology extravaganza! There are plenty of drop-in and booked activities throughout the school holidays, including a movie night, an opportunity to meet South Australian Museum palaeontologists, and some fun dinosaur craft. Please view the full program here

For booking enquiries, please call 8207 7575 or email

This program is supported by the generosity of Flinders University.


Professor Flint morning tours

Dawn of the Dinosaurs: Morning tours with Professor Flint

April 16-20, 8am and 9am daily

Cost: Museum Members $15/General Admission $20

Location: Meet at the front desk

Recommended ages: 5 to 12

Book here.


As you travel through the extraordinary Dinosaur rEvolution exhibition, see things in a way you might otherwise not see, guided by the one and only Professor Flint.


Children must be accompanied by an adult, and all attendees must have a ticket. Ticket price includes entry to the Dinosaur rEvolution exhibition.

Image by Sia Duff.


Legends of the Dinosaurs: Theatre shows with Professor Flint

Professor Flint shows

Legends of the Dinosaurs: Theatre shows with Professor Flint

April 16-20, 11am and 1pm daily

Cost: Museum Members $8/General admission $10 per person (does not include entry to Dinosaur rEvolution)

Location: The Armoury (behind the Museum)

Duration: 45 minutes

Recommended ages: 5 to 12

Book here.


Prepare to challenge everything you thought you knew about dinosaurs in an interactive, musical and scientific adventure. Everyone’s favourite singing palaeontologist takes you on a journey of discovery through The Age of Dinosaurs to today, and explores and challenges all that we thought we knew about these extraordinary creatures.

Children must be accompanied by an adult, and all attendees must have a ticket. Please note that this does not cover entry to the Dinosaur rEvolution exhibition.

bird dinosaur

Drawing workshop: reconstructing a dinosaur

April 23, 24, 26, 27, 11:30am and 12:30pm

Duration: 30 minutes

FREE, book here.

Location: Biodiversity Gallery

How do we know what dinosaurs looked like? Flinders Palaeontology Lab will teach kids how we can make a picture of a dinosaur from an image of a skeleton.


For booking enquiries, please call 8207 7575 or email

There is no need to print a physical ticket.

Parents/carers should attend this activity with their children, but do not need to book a ticket themselves.


There is lots to do at the Museum this school holidays! Please view our full program here.



Close Quarters: Earth Hour

Saturday 24 March, doors at 7:45pm

South Australian Museum

General admission $30 / ASQ Subscribers and SAM Members $25


Live Music. Zero Emissions.

To celebrate Earth Hour 2018, we are teaming up with the South Australian Museum to present an environmentally low-impact evening of high-impact music.

Close Quarters: Earth Hour is part of our mission to break down the barriers of classical music. Close Quarters concerts, performed in unique spaces and lasting around 60 minutes in length, are intimate and casual, and provide the flexibility for music-lovers of all kinds to include an exquisite music experience into their night-time activities.

Book here.



Mike Lee

Sprigg lecture series: Professor Mike Lee - Snakes with legs and dinosaurs with wings: new insights into reptile evolution

Tuesday 10th April, 6pm – 7pm (the Museum will open to guests at 5:30pm, with a complimentary glass of wine available prior to the talk)

 This event is now booked out. To go on the waiting list, please register here.


Reptiles have survived and thrived for over 300 million years, and are today the most successful group of land vertebrates. Professor Mike Lee will discuss some of the key events in their evolution: how dinosaurs took to the air to become birds, and how some lizards lost their legs and turned into snakes.


Mike Lee is a Professor at Flinders University and Senior Research Scientist at the SA Museum, and a former Fulbright Fellow. He is a world expert in reptile evolution and biodiversity science, and has coauthored around 200 research papers, including 16 ground-breaking works in Nature and Science.


Tickets: This is a free event however advance booking is recommended. Admission to the Dinosaur rEvolution exhibition can be purchased on the night (admission is free for Museum Members) and the exhibition will be open from 5:30pm until 8pm.


Suitable for ages 12+

There is no need to print a physical ticket. Museum staff will check off your name at the door.

As places are strictly limited please cancel your Eventbrite booking if you are unable to attend so we can secure a place for others.

For booking enquiries, please call 8207 7575 or email



Insects and young children

Young Explorers April: Insects, insects everywhere

Location: meet in the Main foyer.

Dates: 9 April - 13 April

Times: 10:15am and 11:15am

 Book here.


Young Explorers, our fun and educational sessions for 3-to-5-year-olds, is back in April! Let’s take our magnifying glasses and look up close at insects, and discover how they help our world.



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.

You do not need to print your ticket. Our educators will check your name off at the beginning of the session.

Young Explorers is made for small family groups rather than childcare groups. If you are planning on coming to the Museum with a childcare group, please call 8207 7575 or email to discuss your visit.



Autism-friendly Family Morning: Dinosaur rEvolution for children with autism and their families

*EDIT: Wow! Thank you everyone for your amazing enthusiasm for this program. We have had an overwhelming response and our Autism-friendly Family Morning has booked out in under an hour.

If you would like to go on the waiting list for this program, please go here  and click ‘Register.’


Date: April 21st 2018

Time: 8am-10am

Location: South Australian Museum

Come along to the Museum for an early morning event before we open to the public. From 8am-10am, we'll open all the galleries to ticketed visitors.

Tickets are free but we ask that you only book tickets for children on the autism spectrum and their families or carers.

The ticket includes entry to the Dinosaur rEvolution exhibition.

All galleries will be open, and there will be dinosaur craft activities, a touch table, and a sensory area.

Please book here.