From Dali to dinosaur fossils, museums host all sorts of unforgettable sights. The school holidays, might be over, but you can keep the wonder coming with these apps, podcasts, online courses and eBooks full of fun facts, maps and information on exhibits from museums around the country, and the world.
Museum of Lost Objects Podcast by BBC Radio 4
If Indiana Jones had a favorite podcast, this would be it. Traces the stories of ten antiquities and cultural sites that have been destroyed or looted – hear from archaeologists, artists and historians about the warrior Queen Zenobia’s Temple of Bel, the Genie of Nimrod and the Lion of al-Lat, among others.
American Museum of Natural History Podcast by American Museum of Natural History.
Tune into the best of the events hosted by the American Museum of Natural History, including talks by authors, scientists, researchers and archaeology about the latest findings and cutting-edge research in genomics, paleontology, astrophysics, biodiversity, and evolutionary biology.
Portrait Stories App by National Portrait Gallery, Victoria
From Nick Cave to Captain Cook, Deborah Mailman to Princess Mary of Denmark, this digital companion to the gallery’s collection of hundreds of famous Australian faces will help you learn more about the people who have shaped Australia.
Sydney Moderns Podcast by Art Gallery of NSW
Hosted by the Art Gallery of NSW, this podcast provides detailed insights into the artworks displayed in the gallery, helping listeners understand the stories behind works, and perhaps view them from a different perspective. Use as a walking tour of the gallery, or take a virtual tour at home.
Responding to Art iBook by National Gallery of NSW
Investigate a variety of themes and issues in art with this multi-touch book, which showcases everything from pop art to Indigenous works. You can also take a sneak peak behind the scenes at the work of conservators, curators and art handlers. Aligned to The Art: Visual Arts, Australian Curriculum – includes information for students and teachers.
Craft Make Create iTunes U online course by Australian National Maritime Museum, NSW
Art, craft and creative activity ideas from the Australian National Maritime Museum. This hands-on resource helps carers, pre-school and primary teachers help kids get creative, making deep sea divers, polar pillows, pirates, vikings and whales… even the Lost City of Atlantis!
Kspace AR trail App by National Museum of Australia, ACT
This Augmented Reality Trail app encourages kids to explore the National Museum be finding characters from the Kspace games. The app guides kids on a trail around the Museum’s galleries to discover characters near exhibits related to historical periods explored in the games. If you’re not at the museum, you can turn your home into an AR treasure hunt by printing AR markers for your kids to discover around the house.
Questacon Walks of Wonder App by Questacon, ACT
Follow the Questacon Walks of Wonder and discover science all around you. From acoustic physics to plant biology, the world is alive with science: see everyday things in a new light and perform you own experiments on these guided walks around Canberra.