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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 in October 2021, 31 Club members and six scientists spent nine days on remote and beautiful Wintinna Station, 200 km north of Coober Pedy. Camping with the support of legendary bush caterers Val and Mal Hansen, this expedition was the latest in a series of biennial biological surveys conducted by the South Australian Museum. Pygmy Goannas, a rare fresh water sponge, Copper-backed Quail Thrushes, eighty species of native bees, ghost wasps and mites that live on the wings of bats were just some of the wonders discovered during the survey.

Biennial surveys are known for their fun and friendship, and this one was no exception. The enthusiasm of the scientists rubbed off on us all, and after the days of collecting, observing and recording, the expeditioners enjoyed the evening fun, camaraderie, wine and delicious meals.

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.

The Biennial South Australian Museum Biological Survey at Wintinna Station – October 2021