Museum of Central Australia

Museum in Alice Springs

The natural history collection at this compact museum recalls the days of megafauna − when hippo-sized wombats and 3m-tall flightless birds roamed the land. Among the geological displays are meteorite fragments and fossils. There's a free audio tour, narrated by a palaeontologist, which helps bring the exhibition to life.

Upstairs is the Strehlow Research Centre with a display on the work of Professor TGH Strehlow, a linguist, anthropologist and avid collector of Indigenous artefacts.