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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DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

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

COSTS

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

ACCESSIBILITY

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.

Location

National Dinosaur Museum

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

Features

Carpark

Family Friendly

Parents Room

Reviews

TripAdvisor traveller rating

BASED ON 314 REVIEWS

Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Nicholls on TripAdvisor

Awards

  • Travelers Choice 2020

“so much to see”

Reviewed on 06/02/2021

There is so much information to read about, with massive dinosaurs and photo opportunities to see, too! I really enjoyed my time here.

Review by

Honest12345678910

“Kids loved it”

Reviewed on 23/01/2021

Our kids (4&7) loved it, especially the dinosaur display outside. Entry is reasonable, $50 for the family. The staff were friendly and helpful. There is a good gift shop which has a large selection...

Review by

RebeccaB3423

“When dinosaurs come alive”

Reviewed on 11/01/2021

A great display for dinosaurs. Great information on the displays inside and fun photo opportunities outside.

Review by

RosemaryDBMCD

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