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The Australian Museum comes to life at night. The museum is bringing back the Jurassic Lounge after-hours party for adults in style this month by sending guests to the year 2099. 

After the sun goes down, the museum will turn into the ultimate space-age playground for adults with a futuristic line-up of music, performances, interactive games and pop-up bars, allowing visitors to see the nation’s first museum in a whole new light.   

According to Australian Museum Director and CEO Kim McKay AO, “Jurassic Lounge will teleport the Australian Museum to the year 2099. As well as having great fun, it’s an opportunity to understand the challenges facing our planet this century and to spend a Saturday night exploring Australia’s first museum in a futuristic way.” 

Along with good food and drinks, Jurassic Lounge: 2099 will feature a silent disco, an upcycled plastic crafting activity led by artist Jane Gillings, a best-dressed competition, tunes spun by Mz Rizk DJ, and an interactive wormhole installation. 

In addition, sci-fi fans will also have the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive after-hours performance among the priceless treasures in the museum’s permanent galleries, which showcase scientific specimens and cultural objects.    

The Australian Museum is working in conjunction with Vivid Sydney and the Supanova Comic Con & Gaming Expo to produce this special event. Visitors must be 18 years or older to attend.   

Jun 16. Australian Museum, 1 William St, Sydney. $25-30+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.australianmuseum.net.au 

By Erika Echternach.