The strength of this natural-history museum, a well-respected academic institution, is its collection of plants, animals, geological specimens, and cultural artifacts from the Asia-Pacific region. Particularly notable are the collections of artifacts from Papua New Guinea and from Australia's Aboriginal peoples. One of the most popular exhibits is "Dinosaurs" on Level 2, containing 10 complete skeletons, 8 life-size models and interactive displays, while "Surviving Australia"
(about Australian animals) and "Indigenous Australia" are the most popular with overseas visitors. There are behind-the-scene tours (A$88), an excellent shop, and a lively café.