Fodor's Expert Review South Australian Museum

City Center Museum/Gallery
Free

This museum's Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery houses 3,000 items, including ceremonial dress and paintings from the Pacific Islands. Old black-and-white films show traditional dancing, and touch screens convey desert life. Also in the museum are an exhibit commemorating renowned Antarctic explorer Sir Douglas Mawson, after whom Australia's main Antarctic research station is named; an Opal-Fossils Gallery housing the fantastic opalized partial skeleton of a 19-foot-long plesiosaur; and a biodiversity gallery. There's also a café overlooking a grassy lawn. If you are traveling during local school holidays, there are fantastic interactive craft and education activities for children for a small fee.

Museum/Gallery Free Flight Centre

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North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia  5000, Australia

08-8207–7500

www.samuseum.sa.gov.au

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