Macquarie University Biological Sciences Museum

Over the past three decades, the department of Biological Sciences has established an impressive teaching collection of zoological specimens and other objects. The Biological Sciences Museum is dedicated to the preservation and curation of this collection. Most exhibits are concerned with the unique Australian native flora and fauna. While these exhibits cover a wide range of topics, they always return to the common theme of evolution, biodiversity and conservation of Australian wildlife.


The collection contains some 10, 000 objects. The collection looks at corals and shells, insects, reptiles, microscopes, taxidermy, bones and human development. The exhibits also display indigenous collections containing every day objects, jewellery, and spears. In additon an exhibit containing live animals and reptiles, allowing a hands-on experience.