The Biological Sciences Museum

The Biological Sciences Museum


The Biological Sciences Museum was established in the early 1970’s. The collection houses range of specimens, largely centred on Australian fauna. Skulls, skeletons, taxidermied animals, corals, shells, antique microscopes and trays of colourful insects are on display for visitors to view. A large amount of material is also stored off display. Three large aquariums house live native Australian fish including Queensland lungfish, which were part of a former breeding program at Macquarie. Other residents include rainbow fish and purple spotted gudgeon.

A wide range of users utilize the Museum and its material, from university students and researchers to preschool groups, overseas visitors and media organizations. Tours can be arranged with the curator.

The Biological sciences museum is part of a larger group of museums that can be visited on the Macquarie University campus, for more information see the Museums listing.

Please note that food and drinks are not permitted in the museum, and that the museum is not for use as a study area.


The Biological Sciences Museum is located in room E8B-110, at the end of the short corridor in the bottom level of E8B. Follow the signs from the foyer, or use the Interactive Foyer Screen to get directions to the Museum under ‘Room Locations.’

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm


  • School group visits and tours available
  • Supply of specimens for teaching and media
  • Available for use as a meeting room (see below for booking contacts)


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