Listening for Nature
Researchers are using advanced digital tools to listen in on animal sounds and map who is where from croaks and calls.
The colour of birds' eggs
The aesthetic qualities of a bird egg can tell you a lot about the species that laid it.
A.J. Campbell on Google Arts & Culture
Passionate ornithologist, naturalist and photographer.
The first donation to the Museum
Mounted specimen of the Little Pied Cormorant
Discover Documentary: Biobank
Discover the Ian Potter Australian Wildlife Biobank: a state-of-the-art liquid nitrogen storage facility containing tissue, venom, and even live cells.
At the heart of the museum is a piece of Victoria's mountain landscape with tall eucalypts, ferns, rare plants and wildlife. Delve in to the secrets of our Forest Galley.
600 Million Years: Victoria Evolves
How did life on Earth come to be the way it is and what happened in our part of the world?
Birds and birdwatching
Birds are highly visible and vocal, spectacularly diverse and fascinating to watch and study.
Colour Variations: It doesn't look like that in the book
Museums, Specimens and Taxidermy
Bringing the dead to life - sort of!
We've been blown away by the number of people who have reached out to us about Wild—here are some answers to your most often asked questions.
Flight of fashion: when feathers were worth twice their weight in gold
The high price of feathered hats in the 1800s.
Glowing animals: understanding bioluminescence and biofluorescence
What do a Platypus, a Dragonfish and a Scorpion all have in common?
Birthday honours: 21 of our favourite things about the Melbourne Museum
Fascinating facts about Melbourne’s favourite museum.
Lunar New Year
This Lunar New Year, come for a tour of the Chinese Zodiac through the Museums Victoria collection.
A glimpse into the past, to enlighten the future of biodiversity on Earth
What can we learn from the first scientific descriptions of animals and the Earth’s biodiversity, written hundreds of years ago?
What’s in a name? An animal’s can be misleading
When is a tiger not a cat, a fox not a canine, and a jelly fish not a fish? Unfortunately, more often than you might think.
125-million-year-old footprints rewrite the history of birds in Australia
Ancient bird tracks found on Australia’s southeast coast, could be the oldest evidence for avian dinosaurs in the Southern Hemisphere.