The party will include performances by contortionist Jade Twist, horror make-up tutorials with the makeup wardrobe, live taxidermy workshops and speed talk sessions with Australian museum scientists discussing vampire flying frogs, deep sea creatures and bot flies.

Expect a dance lesson led by Diesel Darling, a haunted photo booth, a silent disco spinning classic Halloween tracks and hilarious performances recreating cult horror film scenes.

Jurassic Lounge attendees will also have the opportunity to discover the newest additions to the museum, the Crystal Hall main entrance and the Wild Planet gallery exhibition showcasing biodiversity and over 400 animals.

Get creative with your Halloween outfits with a range of great prizes available for best dressed and as it’s the night before the big event you can drag the costume out again on Saturday. Happy Halloween.

Tickets: $22 on the door.

Australian Museum – 6 College St, Sydney, Friday 30 October, 6.30 to 9.30pm