A Jurassic shark dressed in the progress flag outside the Australian Museum (Supplied)
A shark dressed in the progress flag outside the Australian Museum (Supplied)
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Get ready to roar with delight as Jurassic Lounge the Pride Edition takes over the Australian Museum in Sydney this February.

Presented in partnership with Pride Amplified as part of Sydney WorldPride, the prehistoric party promises a night filled with comedy, community and science that will celebrate the queer heroes of STEAM.

Whether a Jurassic Lounge loyalist or a first-timer, this night is for everyone as an epic line-up of DJs, comedians, and scientists from all the colours of the rainbow descend on the Australian Museum.


Take a walk on the Wild (Planet) side and be entertained by the queens of Sydney Drag Royalty as they strut their stuff among the lions and tigers and bears (oh my!).

Marvel at gemstones with more sparkle than a drag queen’s closet in Minerals, or dive deep into the blockbuster exhibition Sharks. Plus, you can meet the online sensation, Progress Shark, in person!

Get your party started with a cheeky drink, then join in the fun with the stand-up comedians, party games and drop-in drawings.

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DJ Aunty Jonny will keep you moving with an upbeat playlist of bangers that have underscored the LGBTQIA+ scene for decades and you can also get dressed to impress, as awards will be given for the best-dressed and the largest choreographed dance in the museum’s history.

Associate Professor Alice Motion will celebrate the LGBTQIA+ champions of the science world, scientists from Scary Strangers will be presenting their research in a comedic and informative light, exploring the science behind spider orgies and hydroponic lettuce start-ups. The good folk from Scary Strangers will also present (LGB)T.rex Autopsy, a comic yet informative take on the world’s most famous predator.

Don’t miss the chance to join paleo artist Celia Curtis for drop-in drawing classes on the rainbow lorikeet and the Silent Disco with the female & non-binary vinyl DJ collective, Queen Bee DJs featuring Dessert. The popular party favourite “Sticky Bits” will be hosted by Queers in Science with a scientific twist.

The event happens on Saturday 18 February between 6.30pm and 10pm. The perfect night out before Mardi Gras Fair Day. For more information go here.

Last Updated on Feb 8, 2023

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