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Exhibition Painting on Country Time: 9am–5pm Date: Daily until 10 November 2019 Ticket information: Free

Five senior artists from Tjungu Palya art centre in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands of South Australia have reinvigorated their ancestors’ practice of painting directly onto the land. Their work, captured in a series of large-format photographs, is both timeless and transient, bridging the ancient and the contemporary.

Exhibition DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition Time: 9am–5pm Ticket information: 12 September 2019 until 2 February 2020. Ticket information: Book tickets

Iconic characters from DreamWorks Animation’s most celebrated films including Shrek, Trolls and How to Train Your Dragon are among the animations featured in this dynamic and interactive exhibition. Explore concept drawings, storyboards, models, masks, maps, photographs, posters, paintings and other original artworks from the studio’s archive.

Tour Museum highlights tour Date: Daily Ticket information: Costs apply

10–11am and 1–2pm
This guided tour provides an excellent introduction to the Museum, exploring highlights from our permanent exhibition galleries.

Exhibition Old New Land Time: 9am–5pm Date: Daily Ticket information: Free
The Old New Land gallery examines Australia’s diverse and unique species and environments by exploring how people have responded and adapted to the land over time.
Exhibition Landmarks Time: 9am–5pm Date: Daily Ticket information: Free

The Landmarks gallery is located on two levels and features over 1500 objects. It explores Australian history since European settlement, through stories of Australian places from across the continent.

Exhibition First Australians Time: 9am–5pm Date: Daily Ticket information: Free

The First Australians gallery is located on two levels and traces the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their spirituality, diversity, identity and survival.

Tour First Australians tour Time: 3pm–4pm Date: Daily Ticket information: Costs apply

Take a guided tour with one of our hosts to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their history, culture and connection to country in our largest exhibition gallery.

Experience The Antarctica Experience VR Date: Daily Ticket information: Costs apply Ticket information: Book tickets

Travel to Antarctica using the latest 360-degree virtual reality technology and follow in the footsteps of the scientists researching this mysterious continent. Bookings essential. Select your date and time at Eventbrite (booking fees apply)

Event Animatic Antics school holidays activities Time: 10am–1pm Ticket information: $5 child, Mkids and adults free. Drop-in, places limited. Bookings not required. Gandel Atrium. Note: No program on Monday 7 October

Weekdays, 30 September to 11 October
Join us for holiday activities inspired by DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition. Discover the meaning of pitch, storyboard, frame per second, inbetweening, fades and sync as you explore the fascinating world of animation. Activities suitable for children 6 years and above but younger children are welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Event DreamWorks pop-up talk Time: 10.30am–10.45am Date: Monday 7 October 2019 Ticket information: Free with same-day exhibition entry

Hear our host Alyssa Johnson share her expertise, knowledge and passion for animation. Alyssa has experience in storyboarding, 2D animation and 3D animation production.

Event DreamWorks ‘quiet hours’ Time: 4pm–6pm Date: Tuesday 8 October 2019 Ticket information: Costs apply Ticket information: Book tickets

Come and see DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition during our ‘quiet hours’ sessions, suitable for anyone who prefers a quieter visitor experience. Developed in partnership with Autism Spectrum Australia.

Event Shrek Movie Marathon Time: 10am–4pm Date: Thursday 10 October 2019 Ticket information: Costs apply Ticket information: Book tickets

We’re screening Shrek, Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third all in one day. After each film, why not stretch your legs with a spin through DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition* to see the storyboards and models that went into the production of these fantastic films. Freshly made popcorn will be available before each screening. *Exhibition entry is not included.

Event DreamWorks Up Late Time: 6pm–9pm Date: Friday 11 October 2019 Ticket information: Costs apply. Ticket information: Book tickets

Experience DreamWorks AnimationThe Exhibition after dark. Explore the exhibition, play a game, learn about animation and storytelling, and stay to watch a free DreamWorks Animation film.

Event Brabham film screening Time: 6pm–7.30pm Date: Tuesday 22 October 2019 Ticket information: Costs apply Ticket information: Book tickets

Join director Ákos Armont and producer Antony Waddington at the Canberra premiere.

Inspired by Jack Brabham, Australia's first Grand Prix champion, this documentary feature shares a story of passion, commitment and the pursuit of excellence. Enjoy the screening and hear from the film’s director and producer as they answer audience questions and share exclusive insights about the film.

Object Club: PS Enterprise Time: 10.30am–11.30am Date: Friday 25 October 2019 Ticket information: Free, bookings essential Ticket information: Book tickets

In this month's Object club, we’re exploring the PS Enterprise, the Museum's operational paddle steamer. The talk and tour will be led by our large-technology conservator, Nathan Pharoah. Nathan is the genius behind the restoration of the Queen Elizabeth II Royal Daimler and will talk us through the process of restoration and conservation of this historic working boat.

Followed by tea/coffee and cake. Exclusive to Museum Friends. Join Friends

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