Science Exhibitions Currently on Display in South Australia

There’s so much beautiful science and art happening in Adelaide right now. Here’s just a taste of what’s going on.

In 1800, and with great fanfare, the ships Naturaliste and Geographe sailed from France on a grand voyage to map the southern continent.

Along the way, Captain Baudin’s scientists collected hundreds of thousands of animal specimens that had to be skinned, stuffed, pickled, dried and penned on deck. Imagine the stink!

Explore how early scientists worked on a cramped, damp ship in the middle ocean. How did they record their findings for future generations? (What no cameras!) And how did they cope with all those horrible smells? All will be explained.

After the show, visit the Museum’s ground-breaking exhibition The Art of Science: Baudin’s Voyagers 1800-1804 showcasing the amazing paintings and drawings from the artists on Baudin’s expedition.

The performance is included with Museum entry, and will take place 11am and 1pm, Monday 11 to Friday 22 July 2016 (weekdays only).

The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize opened 10 June 2016, and will run until 31 July 2016.

The Waterhouse exhibition contains finalists’ pieces from Australia’s premier natural science art prize and commemorates the birth of the South Australian Museum’s first curator, Frederick George Waterhouse. The prize invites established and emerging artists to present their perspectives on the scientific issues facing our planet, and the exhibition ignites thought and debate among viewers. This year, the Waterhouse includes greater opportunities for artists working in a variety of media to explore and comment on natural science and the world around them.

The exhibition comprises finalist entries as selected by internationally recognised judges and is a compelling display of science seen through the eyes of compelling artists.

The Museum is open  10am – 5pm daily (Last entry is 4.30pm). Entry prices: $12 for adults, $9 for concession, with accompanied children under 16 free. There is Unlimited free VIP entry for Museum Members.