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By Libby Curran
April 03, 2021
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By Libby Curran
April 03, 2021
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Head over to the revamped Australian Museum after work for DJ tunes, dinosaurs and more thanks to its much-loved after-hours series. Running every Thursday evening from 5–9pm, Nights at the Museum is part of the NSW Government's Culture Up Late initiative, which sees cultural institutions opening with extended hours. The best part? It's completely free.

Kidults and kids alike can unleash their creativity in the Prehistoric Playground or spend time exploring the Museum's new and permanent collections after dark. If you're keen to see something new, book into a tour of the newly opened First Nations-curated exhibit Unsettled for an undiluted perspective on what life has been like for First Nations peoples since European invasion. Then, check out fellow new display Spark to learn about the Australian inventions and innovations that are providing positive solutions to the climate crisis. Here, you'll get a first-hand look at some of the technologies helping us work toward a liveable future through creating affordable and clean energy, reducing pollution and supporting our plant and animal life.

After checking out the Museum's collections, you can kick back with drinks from the pop-up bar and catch live music from local favourites. Want a souvenir to remember your after-dark experience? The on-site shop is also staying up, so you can do some late-night shopping.

Tickets are not required for Nights at the Museum. All you need to do is rock up, check in for COVID-19 contract-tracing purposes and enjoy the free, after-hours museum experience with your mates.

Nights at the Museum runs every Thursday from 5–9pm. For more details, head to the website.

Images: Anna Kucera

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