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Learn about the importance of sharks in this new exhibition
Sharks is an exciting new interactive exhibition at the Australian Museum that runs from Saturday 24 September 2022 through to Sunday 23 April 2023.

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Sharks is a new exhibition at the Australian Museum. Image supplied.

Over half the world's shark species live in Australian waters, making this country one of the best places on Earth to study sharks in all their diversity. For 450 million years, sharks have dominated Earth's oceans. Today, their existence is under threat.

In the Australian Museum's new exhibition, Sharks, visitors will explore the diversity of sharks with multiple life-size models, interactive experiences and specimens from the Australian Museum collection. With cultural connections reaching back generations, visitors will also discover how First Nations' and Pasifika Peoples' knowledge of sharks can help us protect them.

Sharks were around before dinosaurs and are amongst the top predators in our oceans. They may be ancient, but they also have sensors akin to modern technology.

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View and touch 3D shark exhibits and the Australian Museum.

They are a critical component in the world's oceans and are essential to maintaining a healthy environment. Considering Australian culture celebrates the ocean, sharks play a big part in our national consciousness. Ultimately, to protect our oceans, we must care for and ensure the survival of sharks.

The exhibition will not just seek just to inform or entertain showcasing the history of sharks, but it will take visitors on an emotional journey through the themes of Ancestry, Connection (through culture) and Obligation. It will engage visitors and invite them to change their way of thinking and take action.

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Learn more about sharks at this new exhibition at the Australian Museum. Image courtesy of Unsplash.

Featured in the exhibition will be:

🦈 Realistic shark models, including a prehistoric Helicoprion, a tiger shark, bull shark, hammerhead shark, and a great white

🦈 Wide range of interactive experiences including an extraordinary multimedia presentation about 182 sharks on surrounding walls

🦈 Discover shark activity at your favourite beach area through an in-exhibit shark-tracking app

🦈 Navigate through a shark body via a 3-D interactive scan

🦈 Adapt your shark to evolve and survive in different environments

🦈 See the world in 360-degree view, through the eyes of a hammerhead shark

🦈 Detect swimming sharks and send signals from a Clever Buoy to local beach authorities

🦈 Artifacts and tactile displays, including touchables such as a megalodon jaw, shark skin recreations, a great white jawbone, and tiger shark teeth

🦈 Cutting-edge audiovisual and media presentations

To accompany the blockbuster exhibition, the Australian Museum is hosting a series of program events including talks by shark experts such as Valerie Taylor (whose video footage was used in Jaws), workshops and activities for visitors to further engage with the history, science, cultural connections, and the future of sharks. View the opening weekend events here.

The Australian Museum created the Sharks exhibition for an inclusive and all-ages audience–great for families and featuring topics relevant to school curricula.

See it in Sydney this summer - Tickets are on sale now.


* Adult - $29

* Child (3-15 years) - $17.50

* Family (admits 4) 2A 2C / 1A 3C - $76

* Concession - $23

Buy tickets online here

Australian Museum Members receive a 50% discount or join now to receive a free ticket to the Sharks exhibition.

Subscribe to my articles to receive a review of Sharks, once the exhibition opens.

If you missed the Sea Monsters exhibition at the Maritime Museum, it's currently touring Australia and is on at the Newcastle Museum.

Until then, to get you in the mood for the Sharks exhibition, listen to my podcast episode which features fascinating facts from a shark fanatic.


After you've learnt more about sharks, you'll want to swim with the whale sharks, read more here.

Sharks are not the scary monsters movies have made them out to be. They are important, fascinating misunderstood creatures, and this exhibition is a must see for all beach-loving Australians.

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Learn about whale sharks at the Sharks Exhibition at the Australian Museum. Image supplied.
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Why? Learn about why sharks are crucial and fascinating creatures.
When: 24 September 2022 - 23 April 2023
Where: Australian Museum
Cost: Tickets cost - Adult - $29, Child (3-15 years) - $17.50, Family 2A 2C or 1A 3C - $76, Concession - $23.
Your Comment
This looks slightly scary but equally intriguing to learn about these incredible creatures of the sea.
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|5378) 19 days ago
This exhibition is a wonderful idea. It will hopefully promote an understanding of sharks which are often demonised.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|9742) 10 days ago
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