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Tim and Gina Fairfax Discovery Centre

Children playing at the National Museums Tim and Gina Fairfax Discovery Centre
Children playing at the National Museums Tim and Gina Fairfax Discovery Centre

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

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“Great place to learn about Australia, really good displays”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 4w ago by deltagolf14

I really enjoyed my visit to the National Museum. It was one of the first things I did in Australia. The museum has loads of displays about the country and takes you through Australia's history and...

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“Carlos a hidden gem in this museum”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1mo ago by Daniel S

We were greeted by Carlos in the garden of dreams and he very politely informed us that we could not take drinks into the gallery and explain exactly why, the best was yet to come. For the next 30...

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“Should be called the National Indigenous Museum”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1mo ago by IntrepidVoyager2016

I've visited this museum a few times now and it just gets more disappointing. It's basically divided into three areas; indigenous artefacts, the land (mainly more indigenous history) and modern...

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