What's on: Birds of Australia exhibition

Experience the spectacular Birds of Australia exhibition in the newly restored Westpac Long Gallery. 

Birds of Australia

Birds of Australia
Photographer: Madelaine Love © Australian Museum

Want FREE general admission all year round?

Event Type:
Everyday event

With their special ability to fly and inclination to sing, birds have always held a special place in the human imagination.

This unique exhibition celebrates Australia's abundant bird life. Closely examine specimens you've only seen in books or glimpsed in the wild.

Arranged in taxonomic order, you can compare the bills, feet and feathers of similar birds and observe rare and endangered species plus a few familiar faces such as the magnificent pelican and cheeky cockatoo as well.

Things to do:

  • Learn about the biology of birds - such as how they fly and how chicks develop in eggs - and gather information on bird flight, behaviour, and evolution.
  • Get up close and personal with birds from your backyard or the bush you would otherwise only glimpse: lyrebirds, magpies, cockatoos and many more.
  • Be amazed at the range of colours that occur in nature - from magnificent Rainbow Lorikeets to tiny blue wrens.

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