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Tim and Gina Fairfax Discovery Centre

Photo of a child climbing through the sheeps pen
Photo of a child climbing through the sheeps pen

Overview

Explore playful Australian stories in this indoor play space for 0-6 year-olds, open at the National Museum of Australia.

The Tim and Gina Fairfax Discovery Centre is a fun and immersive play space, fostering play-based learning in an inclusive and adventurous setting.

Discover ropes to climb, an interactive fish trap, a wheelchair-accessible rocking deck and bunyip dress-ups by the billabong.

In a quieter area, find an infant crawl space and snuggly reading nooks, perfect for storytime.

Bookings are essential. Costs apply.

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Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor ratingBased on 2109 reviews

“Preserving Australian & First Nations History.”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 5d ago by Dan L

Our first attraction to visit in Canberra, headed there early on the Sunday morning, firstly to have breakfast in the cafe and then explore the museum. Although many areas of the building were...

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“Egyptian exhibition was excellent”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1w ago by AustTrail

We visited this museum for the first time to see the Egyptian exhibition. It was a fascinating visit and although the tickets were a bit pricey, the artefacts on display were well presented. The...

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“Disappointing”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 3w ago by T2599APterryc

This was very disappointing. This is a huge building, most of which appears to be closed and displayed a very limited number of artefacts. Don’t go.

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  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Parents Room
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop / Gift Shop