The South Australian Museum reopens from Monday 8 June.

Alive with


Although the Museum’s doors are closed until 8 June we’re still right by your side with Content for Connection, our web page where you can watch videos, ask questions and continue to explore the wonders of the South Australian Museum safely from your home.

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Content for Connection

While we're closed, Content for Connection lets you explore the wonders of the South Australian Museum safely from your home.

Come behind the scenes and delve into our exhibitions, collections, research and resources.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube and, most importantly, take care of you and your loved ones.

We’ll continue to bring you this offering when we reopen on 8 June.


Exterior photo of the heritage component of the museum with a jacaranda tree in front of it

Health and safety

COVID-19: Reopening advice for visitors

In response to the South Australian Government’s Roadmap for easing COVID-19 restrictions, the South Australian Museum has announced it will reopen to the public on Monday 8 June.  

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff and visitors upon your return you will notice some changes. These include capacity limits throughout the Museum, a reduction in touchscreens and increased social distancing and hygiene guidance.

A Museum staff member showing a speciment to a young boy

Discover science and culture

Although our Discovery Centre remains closed, staff are still on deck to answer your questions.

The South Australian Museum is a place for lifelong learning and inspiration. COVID-19 has disrupted the way we usually provide this, but our Discovery Centre staff are still available to answer your questions about natural history and culture - you can contact us on our Facebook page, text us on 0411 659 261, call us on 08 8207 7404 or email

We love identifying specimens for you. Send us a photo, approximate dimensions and details about where you found it.

Our Discovery Centre staff are available from 11am-2pm daily.

For further COVID-19 advice for visitors please visit our health and safety page.

Life-changing research, right here at the Museum.

Most visitors to the Museum’s galleries and exhibitions on North Terrace, in the heart of Adelaide’s cultural precinct, will be totally unaware of the dedicated team of scientists and anthropologists who conduct natural history and cultural research, publishing their discoveries in peer-reviewed national and international journals, book chapters and scholarly books. 

South Australia’s Museum

The South Australian Museum has been committed to making Australia’s natural and cultural heritage accessible, engaging and fun for over 150 years.

It is a place where families can learn and grow together. Today the Museum is one of the most visited museums in Australia and holds collections of national and international significance. It is a leader in remote and regional community engagement, and in Australian Aboriginal heritage and scientific research.

Museum collections

The South Australian Museum houses over four million specimens and material cultural items. These specimens and items provide irreplaceable records with which we are constantly building and modifying our knowledge and understanding of the natural and cultural world.

They are a vital part of Australia’s national heritage and play an integral role in the international scientific and anthropological communities' endeavour to document our world.

The South Australian Museum acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website contains images or names of people who have passed away.