South Australian Museum

The South Australian Museum offers visitors six floors of exhibits that reveal many fascinating stories. Exhibitions and displays reflect the museum's extensive Australian Aboriginal and Pacific collections and the Ancient Egyptian room has been a favourite destination for generations of museum visitors.

South Australia's unique fossil history is reflected in the Origin Energy Fossil Gallery. Visitors can view 40,000 year old megafauna fossils, wonder at the beauty of 120 million year old opalised fossils, and marvel at the oldest fossils in the world, the Ediacaran.

The South Australian Biodiversity Gallery is a wonderful display opened in February 2010 which features life-size reproductions of the State’s diverse wildlife from the arid north to the deep oceans of the south.

Permanent collections are complemented by a vibrant program of temporary exhibitions such as the annual Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize™ which showcases some of the best art of its kind and the ANZANG Nature Photography exhibition which features stunning images from one of the most unique regions of the world.

The South Australian Museum enjoys an international reputation for the size and representation of its collections, as well as the breadth and quality of its scientific research. It is visited by over 750,000 people each year.

Open daily 10am-5pm all year except Christmas Day and Good Friday.  Entry is free.


Why AB thinks The South Australian Museum is one of Adelaides Best:  Interesting and fascinating collection of artifacts.  Great school holiday programs and vacation care groups are also catered for.

Address: North Terrace Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: (08) 8207 7500

Open hours

Monday: 10.00am-5.00pm
Tuesday: 10.00am-5.00pm
Wednesday: 10.00am-5.00pm
Thursday: 10.00am-5.00pm
Friday: 10.00am-5.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am-5.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am-5.00pm

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