National Dinosaur Museum

National Dinosaur Museum

Please note, while restrictions put in place to respond to COVID-19 are easing, there may be some changes to business-as-usual to keep workers and visitors safe. Please contact the business for the most up to date information, including opening times and social distancing measures.

Dinosaur fans of all ages will completely ‘dig’ the National Dinosaur Museum, located in Canberra’s Gold Creek Village. With one of the largest permanent displays of dinosaurs and prehistoric life in Australia, you’ll discover how dinosaurs evolved and interacted amid skulls, skeletons, murals, models and fossils not on display anywhere else in the world. There are even animatronic dinosaurs that move, roar, blink and breathe including the Big Dinosaur - a 20 metre long T Rex!

Wander through the lifelike models in the newly renovated and landscaped Dinosaur Garden, and browse Canberra's largest display of minerals, fossils and crystals for sale

The museum is offering timed 1 hour sessions from 10.00-16.00 with a maximum capacity of 20 pax per enclosed space which includes the museum galleries, retail store and the new garden.

Bookings essential.

Sessions can be booked online through their website.

More information about social distancing measures put in place by this business can be found here.
  • National Dinosaur Museum Canberra
    National Dinosaur Museum Entrance
  • National Dinosaur Museum Canberra
    National Dinosaur Museum galleries
  • Chasmosaurus
    Indoor Exhibit
  • A child looking into a cabinet searching for clues for a dinosaur hunt activity
    Search for clues in our dinosaur hunt activity
  • National Dinosaur Museum Canberra
    National Dinosaur Museum Ice Age
  • National Dinosaur Museum Canberra
    National Dinosaur Museum Garden
  • Dinosaur Garden
    Roar on in to the National Dinosaur Museum!
  • Two children running from a dinosaur
    Have a ball in the dinosaur garden!
  • Father and child in the Dinosaur Garden
    Roar on in to the National Dinosaur Museum!
  • National Dinosaur Museum Canberra
    National Dinosaur Museum crystals shop



Daily: 10am - 5pm, last admission at 4pm, Open Public Holidays. Closed Christmas Day.


Between $11.00 and $50.00
Free entry for children under 4 years. Concessions and Family tickets available.

Free entry to museum gift and crystal shop if not visiting galleries

General admission price includes access to the dinosaur garden


Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times.

Suitable for guests with high support needs who uses a hoist and always travel with a carer.


National Dinosaur Museum

6 Gold Creek Road, Nicholls, Nicholls, Australian Capital Territory, Australia



Family Friendly


TripAdvisor traveller rating


Ranked #3 of 7 things to do in Nicholls on TripAdvisor


  • Travelers Choice 2020

“A fun and interesting step back in time”

Reviewed on 08/11/2020

It is a lovely place to visit. The museum itself is upstairs. Informative and good models. The outdoor area is a hit with the kids for photos and being able to “get up close to the dinosaurs”. The...

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“Long weekend”

Reviewed on 27/09/2020

We visited the museum with our 2 children. The museum was so informative and so much fun. It was well laid out and lots for the kids to do.

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“Dinosaur time”

Reviewed on 18/09/2020

This place is the exact place to take the young kids and bigger ones that love their dinosaurs Not only the moving dinosaurs but a good shop and cafe
Children under 4 are free. Adults $18. Family...

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michelle b