Jurassic Lounge: Pride Edition is taking over the Australian Museum on February 18 and the prehistoric party promises a night filled with comedy, community and science that will celebrate the queer heroes of STEAM.
Presented in partnership with Pride Amplified as part of Sydney WorldPride, the night is for
Jurassic Lounge loyalists and first-timers alike, with an epic line-up of DJs, comedians, and scientists from all the colours of the rainbow descend on the museum.
On the Wild (Planet) side, the queens of Sydney Drag Royalty will entertain as they strut their stuff among the lions and tigers and bears. Gemstones in Minerals will sparkle more than a drag queen’s closet, and the blockbuster exhibition Sharks will take participants deep, including meeting the online sensation, Progress Shark, in person.
Host and DJ Aunty Jonny is primed to keep the party moving with an upbeat playlist of bangers that have underscored the LGBTQIA+ scene for decades.
Along with cheeky drinks, stand-up comedians, party games, drop-in drawings, partygoers should get dressed to impress, as awards will be given for the best-dressed and the largest choreographed dance in the museum’s history.
For those interested in science, Queered Science hosted by Associate Professor Alice Motion will celebrate the LGBTQIA+ champions of the science world. The STEAM Room will have scientists from Scary Strangers 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.
Paleo artist Celia Curtis will run the 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.
Allies and LGBTQIA+ family should get ready now for a night of frivolity and fun as the Australian Museum puts the YAS in JurYASsic. Tickets are on sale now at australian.museum/event/jurassic-lounge-pride-edition.
What: Jurassic Lounge: Pride Edition. Age: 18+
When: Saturday February 18, 2023. 6.30pm – 10pm
Where: Australian Museum, 1 William St, Darlinghurst NSW
Cost: $36 Members, $45 non-members (tickets price includes entry to Sharks exhibition)