South Australian Museum Tour Guide:
Much loved by the Adelaide city dwellers and adored by tourists, the South Australian Museum offers visitors a fun-filled interactive learning environment to nurture their souls and minds. Set out on exploratory tours, discover, experience and revel in the multitude of knowledge about myriad objects, features and concepts from across the world from real specimens that lived and walked the earth.
The Ancient Egypt gallery holds the answers to most of your questions about Ancient Egyptian culture and their mummies; view a mummy and its elaborate coffin apart from over 650 artefacts. Satisfy your curiosity about the lifestyle and cultures of Solomon Islands and other Pacific region cultures at the Pacific Cultures Gallery. The gallery houses over 3000 artefacts including bows and arrows, spears and shields, masks and other ritual objects from New Zealand, Fiji, New Caledonia, Solomon and Santa Cruz Islands, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu.
Learn more about the Australian Aboriginal Cultures one of the oldest continuous living cultures in the world through artefacts such as boomerangs, bark paintings, shields, early recordings and the only intact bark canoes known to be still in existence.
Delve further back into the pages of history with tours of the Ediacaran Fossils Gallery, a gallery exhibiting some of the oldest known examples of complex, multi-cellular animal life on Earth and a Megafauna exhibit dedicated to mammals, birds and reptiles that lived during the past 100,000 years. The jewel of the South Australian Museum– the Opal Fossils Gallery boasts spectacular opalised fossils of the giant marine reptiles and dinosaurs that once roamed Australia. Opal fossils are found only in Australia and nowhere else and the 6m long Addyman Plesiosaur opalised skeleton is simply spectacular.
Another major draw of the SA Museum is its Minerals and Meteorites Gallery that simply glitters and shines with a thousand specimens of spectacularly coloured minerals and meteorites. You can even touch and feel some of the meteorites. Animal lovers will love the exhibits of animals, birds, amphibians and marine life in the Whale & Dolphins, World Mammals and the South Australian Biodiversity galleries.