South Australian Museum, The, Australia

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.

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.

South Australia’s unique fossil history is reflected in the Origin Energy Fossil Gallery. Visitors can view 40,000 year old megafauna fossils, the wonder and beauty of 120 million year old opalised fossils and Ediacaran fossils, such as the 550 million year old chordate, possibly the oldest ever found. The chordate is a fossil from the branch of the tree of life that led to animals with backbones, including humans.

Museum visitors can bring specimens for identification to the popular Discovery Centre and staff in the Indigenous Information Centre answer questions about Australia’s Indigenous cultural heritage. The Museum offers a comprehensive teaching program, linked to curriculum in schools from Reception to Year 12 for around 38,000 students a year.

To contribute more information please email me at:

Number of labels found: 1

Label for Australite

Image © The Tricottet Collection / Dr Arnaud Mignan