Science Portal

Access to science research and collections
at Museum Victoria

Mineralogy and Petrology

Our scientists research rocks and minerals either from the existing collections or obtained during fieldwork.

Mineralogy and PetrologyTerrestrial EnvironmentsMarine SciencesPalaeontology


Places to find science content on the museum's websites.


Books, journals & more



This guide introduces naturalists, divers and biologists to sponge species commo...

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Staff biographies

Meet the MV scientists

William (Bill) D. Birch

William (Bill) D. Birch

Research Associate, Geosciences

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Science Stories

From MV Blog

How cute is that?

How cute is that?

For an endangered species, being cute is an evolutionary advantage.

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Events & exhibits

What's On in science

Dinosaur Walk

Dinosaur Walk

Walk amongst skeletons of amazing animals from the past.

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