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. You can also find out what our scientists are up to with Unlocked: Stories from the Scientists

  • 08 July 2014

    From the Earth

    Exciting new finalist works chosen in Waterhouse Prize.

    Climate change, natural wonders, genetic links between animals and humans, and species loss are among the themes boldly explored by outstanding finalists in the South Australian Museum’s 2014 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize.

    This prestigious international art prize attracts exciting hundreds of submissions from all over the world in the categories of Paintings, Works on Paper, Sculpture & Objects and Youth. Entrants are competing for the overall prize of $50,000, to be awarded on Thursday 24 July 2014 at the Museum.

  • 13 June 2014

    Last chance to see Ngintaka

    Visitors to the South Australian Museum have less than two weeks to experience Ngintaka, an exhibition presented by the Ananguku Arts and Culture Aboriginal Corporation.

    This multi-layered exhibition combines Anangu and western knowledge through the fields of archaeology, rock art and multimedia technology, to tell the story of the Ngintaka songline.

  • 26 May 2014

    Whale Season Launch 2014

    Tomorrow, (Tuesday 27 May), the South Australian Museum welcomes visitors to the launch of the 2014 whale season.

    The Museum will be buzzing as the South Australian Whale Centre stages a range of free activities for children to celebrate the season launch.

    At 10.30am and 2pm, the Professor Blubber Grossology Show will entertain reception to Year 7 students with a stage show involving music, humour and interactive participation.

    At 11.15am, 12pm and 1pm, the Whale Grubs Up sessions will teach Years 3 to 7 students about the feeding techniques of baleen whales.

    The South Australian Whale Centre launches the season at the Museum tomorrow while the annual Whaletime Playtime Festival will be held in Victor Harbor on Sunday 1 June.