Come and explore the AM’s summer blockbuster Whales / Tohora this holiday season and bring a friend for free every Wednesday. Come ‘eye to eye’ with these magnificent marine
mammals and walk through a life-sized heart of a Blue Whale, the largest creature on the planet. You’ll be enthralled by the sheer variety, size and scale of the whale skeletons, skulls and models on show, including the 18m skeleton of a Bull Sperm Whale.
Where: Australian Museum, 1 William Street, Sydney
When: 9.30am – 5pm every Wednesday during the holiday season (from December 19 – Jan 30)
Valid on Wednesdays: 19 Dec, 26 Dec, 2 Jan, 9 Jan, 16 Jan, 23 Jan, 30 Jan
Exhibition Dates: Open now until 28 April, 2019
Tickets: Buy one ticket and bring a friend for free. Offer valid for tickets bought online and directly at the AM. Bring a friend on any of the above Wednesdays and use codeword ‘Whales Wednesday’ when presenting your online ticket or buying your ticket at the Admissions desk. Only one (1) extra person per ticket allowed regardless of ticket type. Additional person can be adult or child.
Ticket pricing: $22single – $72family Visit the website for more info
Visitors are welcomed to the world of whales through an immersive audio-visual experience before continuing on a journey of scientific and cultural discovery.
Whale people: Meet some of the people whose lives have been inextricably linked with whales from legendary South Pacific whale riders and artists to scientists, whaling families and tourist enterprises.
Whale lab: Plunge into the world of whales. Explore the biology and extraordinary lifestyle of whales and dolphins, through specimens, skeletons, AV and interactives.
Strandings: Learn about the various reasons whales strand and how humans react to standings.
Something for everyone: For your little ones there is the Whale Trail, a colourful A3 discovery trail with six stations distributed throughout the exhibition, including rubbings, a word puzzle and colouring-in.