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 am to 4 pm 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.
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    National Dinosaur Museum galleries
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    Indoor Exhibit
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    National Dinosaur Museum Ice Age
  • National Dinosaur Museum Dinosaur Garden
    Dinosaur Garden
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    Palaeontologists dig tent
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    National Dinosaur Museum crystals shop
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    Dinosaur Stampede
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    Marine Zone
  • National Dinosaur Museum Gift Shop
    National Dinosaur Museum Gift 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

Parents Room


TripAdvisor traveller rating


Ranked #2 of 8 things to do in Nicholls on TripAdvisor


  • Travelers Choice 2021

“Fun visit”

Reviewed on 21/06/2021

Excellent experience

The gardens are the best with dinosaurs and cars and good photo opportunities

An interactive section for young kids inside on the ground floor

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“Friendly staff”

Reviewed on 11/04/2021

Staff were so nice especially with young kids, we had nice time with guided tour
We visited them at school holidays, Junior Paleo Tour. It was guided with proffessional & so nice Staff.

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“National Dinosaur Museum”

Reviewed on 10/04/2021

Reliving my childhood fantasy of walking with the dinosaurs 🦖
This was a paid experience but well worth it. You firstly explore the displays upstairs in the museum before adventuring outside into...

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