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The National Dinosaur Museum

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Published April 11th 2018
A permanent display of dinosaurs & prehistoric specimens
Established in 1993, the National Dinosaur Museum is home to 23 complete skeletons, over 300 displays of individual fossils and is Australia's largest permanent display of prehistoric specimens, making this place of interest one attraction not to miss out on in Australia's capital!

The excitement begins even before you step inside the Museum!


The Museum is one of Canberra's premier tourist attractions and it is not hard to see why - with spectacular exhibitions including the Dinosaur Garden, which features lifelike fibreglass dinosaur models, as well as the extensive collection of life-size models and skeletons displayed within the museum.

You can easily spend hours just at the Dinosaur Garden!


The Museum's exhibits take you to a journey back in time, from the Earth's beginnings to today's animal discoveries and cover the history of life on earth with fossils from 700 million-year-old marine fauna through to fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals as well as experiencing the animatronic dinosaurs that move, roar, blink and breathe.

Skeletons, life-like models, and fossils are some of the exhibits that can be found at The National Dinosaur Museum.


See the evolvement and interactions that dinosaurs had with amid skulls, skeletons, murals, models and fossils that are not on display anywhere else in the world!

Discover our prehistoric world with the many displays and informative information boards


There are easy to read educational and information panels throughout the Museum, along with murals depicting reconstructions of environments from the prehistoric past.

Some of the displays at the Museum cannot be found anywhere else in the world!


You will also find earth science dinosaur oriented exhibits, including ones with most recent discoveries in the geological sciences.

Discover fossils found right here in Australia!


The National Dinosaur Museum also focuses on education and entertainment with its wide range of activities for all ages, including hosting kid's birthday parties!



The gift shop showcases a wide range of history books, dinosaur replicas, toys, fossils, crystals, minerals, and meteorites.

The Gift Shop is almost an exhibit itself!
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Why? A family-friendly attraction for all ages
When: All year round: 10am-5pm
Phone: (02) 6230 2655
Where: 6 Gold Creek Rd, Nicholls
Cost: Adults: $16pp, Children: $10.50pp, Children under 4yrs: Free & Family: $45
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