Media releases

The South Australian Museum is a vibrant hub of activity. We invite the media to read our media releases to keep up-to-date with the goings-on at the Museum.

  • 23 April 2019

    The curious reason attendance records were broken at the South Australian Museum

    A record 14,357 people flocked to the South Australian Museum over three days and the Museum experiencing its busiest day ever on Monday, seeing 6,724 people coming through its doors. The reason for the record-breaking crowds? South Australians are fascinated by fossils.  

    Fossil Fest, which took place from 13-15 April, gave children and adults alike the opportunity to immerse themselves in the amazing world of fossils, enjoying free hands-on activities, talks, performances and a scavenger hunt.

  • 29 March 2019

    Long in the tooth, but still a precious gem

    Known as the T.rex of the ocean, the only identified opalised tooth of the enormous marine reptile Kronosaurus (pliosaur), will go on display at the South Australian Museum today. 

    The Kronosaurus swam beneath the waves during the Early Cretaceous period when South Australia was covered by the Eromanga Sea and dinosaurs roamed the land. The sediments laid down on this ancient seabed now form the rocks of the Great Artesian Basin.
  • 19 February 2019

    Putting history back in the hands of Aboriginal people, one family tree at a time

    A new printed and electronic resource launched at the South Australian Museum today makes it easier for Aboriginal people, including members of the Stolen Generation, to become the authors of their own family histories.

    The Aboriginal Family History Unit was established at the South Australian Museum by Dr Doreen Kartinyeri, respected Ngarrindjeri Elder, in 1987 and has a proud tradition of helping Australian Aboriginal people to make more connections with their past and present families and culture.