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, recently a group of lucky expeditioners spent a weekend exploring the wonders of Kangaroo Island, starting with a visit to the world renown Emu Bay Shale deposits. Recent discoveries have continued to expand understanding of life in the early Cambrian period. Led by the Museum’s Dr Diego Garcia-Bellido, careful searching unearthed evidence of fossils and tracks preserved in the rock surfaces. The Expedition also included a talk by Dr Diane Colombelli-Negrel of Flinders University, who introduced us to the Little (Fairy) Penguin population, and a visit to Cygnet Park, where the group observed several endangered Glossy Black Cockatoos feeding in the Sheoaks, planted specifically to provide habitat for this rare and endangered species. The Expedition also included a visit to the Australian Sea Lion colony and a particular highlight was a visit to Raptor Domain, and the opportunity to get up close and personal with a Wedge-tailed Eagle and other magnificent raptors.

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.

Visit to the Australian Aboriginal Collections at Netley