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An Intriguing Look Into Australia's Relationship with Whales
Have you ever wondered about Australia's historical relationship with whales or where the South Australian Museum stores its whale skeletons and just how it prepares them for display?
The South Australian Museum and South Australian Maritime Museum are giving providing a fantastic opportunity to answer all of this questions in one amazing tour.
The tour commences at the Leviathan – an Astonishing History of Whales exhibition at the South Australian Maritime Museum, 126 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide with Museum Curator Dr Adam Paterson. The exhibition explores the history of whaling in Australia and beyond and delves into cultural connections between humans and ocean creatures.
From the Maritime Museum, you will travel by private bus to the South Australian Museum's Bolivar Facility. You will tour the facility with Senior Research Scientist, Dr Cath Kemper and Collection Manager David Stemmer. This fascinating purpose-built facility is where the museum stores and prepares skeletons for research and display. The facility is one of the best-equipped facilities of its kind in the world and has assisted the Museum to develop the largest and most comprehensive whale and dolphin collection in Australia.
Tours will commence at 11 am and 2 pm on Sunday 17 June 2018 at the South Australian Maritime Museum. Bookings are essential and tours cost $35 adults, $30 concession/student and $25 children age 12 to 16 years.
Contact the Museum on 8207 6255 for further information.