Every Wednesday, the Australian Museum hosts a dynamic after-dark event called Culture Up Late. It focuses on a significant cultural, scientific or historical issue and invites the public to get involved. And no, it's not all seminars and papier-mâché — think more VR and live music. On February 21, the museum is turning its sights on saving the ocean, and it's inviting scientists, activists, artists and you to come along.
Culture Up Late: Turning the Tide will include a conversation with renowned marine biologist Lucas Handley, weaving marine animals out of recycled materials with Aboriginal Elder Karleen Green, making wearable art with artist and activist Marina DeBris and an interactive VR experience. Chasing Coral will transport you to the Great Barrier Reef to witness first-hand the ongoing effects of coral bleaching. There will also be live music, workshops and heaps more to explore.
The Culture Up Late sessions show Australian Museum in a new light, and let the public experience culture, performance, art, science and storytelling after the working day is done. During these evenings, visitors can also tour the museum's extensive collections and exhibitions, including Mammoths – Giants of the Ice Age, which features a 42,000-year-old baby woolly mammoth named Lyuba.
If you want to learn more about protecting our oceans (and visit the Great Barrier Reef without purchasing a plane ticket) you're in luck — we're giving away five double passes to Turning the Tide.
To enter, see details below.