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National Dinosaur Museum

National Dinosaur Museum Canberra
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National Dinosaur Museum Canberra
National Dinosaur Museum Dinosaur Garden
National Dinosaur Museum Galleries
National Dinosaur Museum Canberra
National Dinosaur Museum Dinosaur Garden
National Dinosaur Museum Dinosaur Garden
National Dinosaur Museum Galleries
National Dinosaur Museum Gift Shop
National Dinosaur Museum Canberra
Chasmosaurus
National Dinosaur Museum Canberra
National Dinosaur Museum Dinosaur Garden
National Dinosaur Museum Galleries

Overview

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.

Under Covid-19 safety protocols, the museum is currently offering timed one-hour sessions in the upstairs galleries from 10 am to 4 pm with a maximum capacity of 100 pax plus unlimited time in the retail store and the garden.

Bookings are essential.

Sessions can be booked online through their website.

Map of the venue locationMap of the venue location
6 Gold Creek Road, Nicholls, Nicholls, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor ratingBased on 337 reviews

“Great for the kids but needs more real exhibits.”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1w ago by billch797

I would recommend this to parents with kids from the age of 7-8 and up. The exhibits are interesting and many are impressive to look at but most are just casts of the real bones/fossils, there aren't...

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“Informative and great fun for the children.”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1mo ago by westy54

This attraction is located in Gold Creek Village which was about a 20 minute (15 klm) drive from our hotel in Braddon. We booked tickets online for a specific time but then needed to attend early...

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“Good time for the littlies”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 2mos ago by 619jeffry

This museum is well suited for little children. It's said to be one of Canberra's top tourist attractions. It has dinosaur skeletons, animatronics and other features. It is open at night, which is a...

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  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Gallery / Museum
  • Interactive Centre
  • Lawn / Gardens
  • Parents Room
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people with high support needs who travel with a support person.
  • Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.
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