Welcome to the Waterhouse Club

The Waterhouse Club is a major support group of the South Australian Museum  and has just celebrated 30 years since its inception. 

 The Club offers access to the Museum’s scientists

The South Australian Museum’s scientists are at the centre of our Club’s program and their talents and exciting discoveries are showcased by the Club’s exceptional expeditions and events.  The Club founded in 1987, is young in spirit and experimental in its diverse program. For example, on the 16th to 18th  June 2017, we have an expedition to view the giant cuttlefish at Pt. Lowly in Spencer Gulf. Our scientific leader will be Professor Steve Donnellan of the South Australian Museum.  Steve’s knowledge is extensive and his scientific addresses are legendary for their wit and wisdom.  Our Waterhouse Club Expedition Leaders are Dr Anne Sved-Williams and Dr Tony Williams, both experienced divers and Club members. The image above has been taken by  Fred Bavendam. To express your interest in this trip, please click here The Giant Cuttlefish Mating Spectacle 16th – 18th June 2017

Education, entertainment and travel

The Club’s aims are to enlighten and have a good time – standards are high and events are staged with flair.  Destinations are chosen for their scientific interest and beauty, often with privileged access. We aim to see the world through the multi-disciplined eyes of the Museum, which can be a life transforming experience.

Your kind of people

The Club’s objective is to provide a network of influential people to give support to The Museum through influence and raising money for the Museum Foundation. On joining, you can expect to be among people who are at a stage in life when they can take an interest in the natural world and let their curiosity flourish through access to authoritative knowledge.

Separate from the Waterhouse Club, the Museum has an excellent program of activities for families and children which is best accessed through  Museum Membership.