Tours, Talks and Workshops
Pig-nosed Turtle Feeding
Every Thursday at 10.30am, step inside the Monsoon Garden and get up close with these unique reptiles found only in Northern Australia and Papua New Guinea.
3 February 2022
Talk | Collection Lab
Join MAGNT art curators to learn more about the artworks on display including important and rarely seen pieces from the Australian, Aboriginal and South East Asian art collections.
16 February 2022
Workshop | Experience Country
Join us to discover Country, a travelling art case filled with artworks by First Nations artists from the National Gallery of Australia. Guided by a MAGNT staff member you will be invited to handle the works of art then respond and make your own artwork at one of our “Create” stations.
31 January 2023
Walk and Talk | Wet Season Wonders
Join Dr Kirsti Abbott, Head of Science and Dr Richard Willan, Emeritus Curator of Molluscs for a walk through the MAGNT gardens and the Transformations exhibition. You will learn about seasonality and the adaptations that animals and plants make to survive in the terrestrial environments of the Top End.
4 February 2023
Talk | How species form – Tales from across the Globe and the Tree of Life
Meet MAGNT’s new Curator of Terrestrial Vertebrates, Dr Danielle Edwards, and learn about her research into speciation. Drinks and light refreshments available.
9 February 2023
Talk | The Track - strategic lifeline to the Top End
Join Jared Archibald, Curator of Territory History, as he delves into the fascinating history of The Track and its importance to the war effort in the South West Pacific.
25 February 2023
Young Artist in Residence | Street Art
MAGNT welcomes Darwin Street artist Caleb Schatz AKA Mr Caleb Dude for a two-day residency.
4 March 2023
The Ultimate K-POP Dance Challenge!
Witness the ultimate dance challenge, a unique competition featuring local dance sensation Sam Santos leading the way with awesome contemporary music and insane moves from your favourite K-POP music videos.
4 March 2023
Sunset Soiree | Know My Name – International Women’s Day
Celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) with a special sunset event celebrating some of the great, but little known, women artists from MAGNT’s art collection. MAGNT’s curators of Australian and Aboriginal Art will share the stories of a diverse selection of women artists and the art they created.
8 March 2023
Talk | Tiny Territory
Join Nick Volpe and Lucyna Kania, co-curators of Tiny Territory, for a photographic presentation capturing the beautiful, and sometimes beastly, hidden details of our micro world. Learn about the adventures these wildlife photographers have in the field as they explore the Top End in search of invertebrates, and discover why the Northern Territory is one of the brightest biodiversity hotspots on Earth.
11 March 2023