Culture Up Late: Valentine's Day

@ Australian Museum

$20 / $16

A provocation for the curious, Culture Up Late turns the Ausstralian Museum inside out. With VR experiences, short and sweet tours, hands-on workshops, live music and performances, enjoy a mid-week diversion with a bit of a difference. It’s also the perfect opportunity to enjoy the latest exhibitions, during its quieter moments.

Valentine’s Day will be an evening exploring affairs of the heart in their many exquisite forms, dedicated to those unimpressed by crass commercialism, glib sentiment or lazy clichés.

The event will include:

Live Music: The Acappelicans
The award-winning ensemble of songbirds bring their sparkling harmonies to songs of love gone right, and love gone wrong. Performances at 5:30pm, 7:00pm, 8:15pm

Museum Speed Dating

Single? Join this fun speed dating session hosted by actor Drew Fairley in our recently renovated Westpac Long Gallery. Everyone you meet loves museums, so you already have something in common! Every hour from 5.30pm.

Spot Tour: Making Love in the Wild

No sacrifice too great for your beloved? Discover the lengths creatures go to in this ultimate mating tour of our Wild Planet gallery. Experience personal favourites and hidden stories in these short, irreverent tours.

ANSTO Science Round-Up
Get up to speed with the latest science news, discoveries and breakthroughs with specialists from the Museum and the Australian Nuclear and Science Technology Organisation in this lively review, then drill deeper into the evening’s topic du jour with our guest expert. 6:15-7:00pm

Conservatorium Compositions
Short, original musical compositions by Sydney Conservatorium of Music students, inspired by Australian Museum exhibitions. Featuring:

Alexis Weaver: 5:40pm, 6:40pm, 7:40pm, 8:40pm
Josh Winestock: 5:20pm, 7:20pm
Henry Hulme: 6:20pm, 8:20pm
Nicholas Theodorou: 5:45pm, 6:45pm, 7:45pm, 8:45pm

3D Science and Technology
Get up close and personal with the scientists at the forefront of 3D scanning and printing technologies and how they are used by Museums for research, conservation and education.

Create your very own Indigenous-themed jewellery with natural materials.

Magnificent Minerals with Mel Murray
Discover how elemental attraction and repulsion operate in the mineral world when Earth scientist Melissa Murray reveals the bonding chemistry at play in The Albert Chapman collection - one of the world's top 10 minerals collections.
6:15pm, 7:15pm, 8:15pm

Virtual Reality: Chasing Coral
Coral bleaching is one of the most visible effects of climate change. See the changes to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef with your own eyes in this VR experience: immerse yourself in the underwater seascape of the Great Barrier Reef before it disappears.

Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age
Tickets include free access to the entire museum, including temporary exhibition Mammoths - Giant of the Ice Age.

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