Discover stories behind the latest exhibitions, fascinating explorations into maritime science and archaeology, and the surprising details of what happens inside (and outside) a modern working museum.

Bull kelp washed up onto the shore of King Island. Image Justin Gilligan

03 Sep 2021

The life and loss of kelp: Shining a light on Australia's Great Southern Reef
Artist's impression of Fabien Cousteau's Proteus™. Concept designs by Yves Béhar and fuseproject. Image courtesy Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center

15 Jul 2021

Engineering the impossible: The Proteus™ underwater habitat
Dr Carlie Wiener (second from left) speaking at the House Committee Hearing. Image courtesy Catherine Anderson

29 Sep 2020

Fast Five: Quick questions with Dr Carlie Wiener
Photograph of a woman digging on an archaeological site

04 Feb 2020

Digging for answers: Ten questions with Dr Anne Musser
Part of a 13-metre-long cast of an Elasmosaur

16 Dec 2019

MOOCs, makers and monsters: Bringing prehistoric marine reptiles to life
Dr Espen Knutsen

10 Oct 2019

Unearthing paleontology: Ten questions with Dr Espen Knutsen
Kid Curators (left to right: Kia'zen and Ki'lulu Leggett, Jonah Baran-Temperley)

04 Oct 2019

Sea Monsters: Q&A with our curious kid curators
Sample wallpaper for Sea Monsters [Hawke Graphics]

30 Sep 2019

Underwater graphics: Designing Sea Monsters
Tylosaurus. Image courtesy Gabriel Ugueto

12 Sep 2019

Paleoart: Impressions of prehistoric predators