The National Dinosaur Museum

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The National Dinosaur Museum

The National Dinosaur Museum
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Speciality Museums • Children's Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The National Dinosaur Museum is Australia's largest permanent display of prehistoric specimens, located in Gold Creek Village near Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. The Museum's exhibition galleries follows the evolution of the planet, with a particular focus on dinosaurs. The galleries have authentic fossils, replica dinosaurs and skeletons, as well as animatronics. Our large dinosaur garden has plenty of photo opportunities and is a great place for kids to let off steam. We have 2 undercover deck areas with outdoor games and tables and chairs for guests to bring their own picnics. The gift shop stocks Canberra's largest selection of crystals, fossils, minerals and gemstones as well as a range of natural history books, dinosaur replicas, toys, clothing and meteorites.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Melinda M
Sydney, Australia513 contributions
Fun visit
May 2021 • Family
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
Written 21 June 2021
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Many thanks for visiting and we are very happy that you enjoyed the experience
Written 26 July 2021
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Bob M
Melbourne, Australia400 contributions
So much to see & read if you take the time
Apr. 2021
From the minute you walk upstairs & start reading the timelines of the evolution of the ages, you learn so much about the history of the world. The displays are itemised with detailed information, maps of how the world is at the time & the changing shape of Australia.

The fossils are magnificent in detail & fascinating to look at; there was so much life other than just the large creatures that ran rampant. Brilliant skeletal displays as well as a mock dinosaur find dig site.

Kudos to the museum for an excellent layout. Well worth the visit when in Canberra.
Written 30 April 2021
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Many thanks for the great review and we really appreciate you had a good educational experience
Written 26 July 2021
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Mary F
Junee, Australia1 contribution
Friendly staff
Apr. 2021 • Family
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.
Written 11 April 2021
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Many thanks for joining our special school holidays evening tour and glad you had a good time
Written 26 July 2021
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Jonique Life
Australia1,605 contributions
National Dinosaur Museum
Jan. 2021 • Couples
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 the open court yard as well. So many displays both stationary and interactive as well as some animatronics at play... fun for the whole family.

There was also a large range of Crystals to view downstairs which was great!

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Written 11 April 2021
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Many thanks for the great review and glad you had fun
Written 26 July 2021
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Flimon
10 contributions
Great place for kids parties
Mar. 2021 • Family
We had my son’s 6th birthday party at the museum and it was a fabulous experience. Our hosts were engaging and impressive in their ability to keep 14 kids entertained for a solid two hours.
Written 28 March 2021
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Thanks for booking your birthday party with us glad everyone had a roarsome time!
Written 26 July 2021
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Sakshi T
1 contribution
Children birthday party
Mar. 2021 • Family
Awesome arrangement. We had 2 hosts for 15 kids. Amazing host and service. Least parents interaction required. Kids were busy throughout the party. Interesting activities and they all loved Museum tour. Thank you National Dinosaur Museum for making our special day so special.
Written 13 March 2021
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Thanks so much for the feedback we love hosting the parties!
Written 26 July 2021
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Jessup29
Granya, Australia27 contributions
Out dated!
Mar. 2021 • Family
My son loves dinosaurs but he found this place boring we stayed a whole of 20mins. Exhibitions are outdated and hasn’t changed much since I was last here 15years ago. Disappointed won’t be recommending to friends or family
Written 13 March 2021
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We are sorry that you did not enjoy the experience
Written 26 July 2021
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honest
Ngunnawal, Australia155 contributions
so much to see
Feb. 2021
There is so much information to read about, with massive dinosaurs and photo opportunities to see, too! I really enjoyed my time here.
Written 7 February 2021
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Many thanks for the great review glad you had a good time
Written 26 July 2021
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Rebecca B
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
Kids loved it
Jan. 2021 • Family
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 of gem stones. Great couple of hours out for the kids.
Written 23 January 2021
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Many thanks for the review and glad you had a fun family day out
Written 26 July 2021
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Rosemary McD
19 contributions
When dinosaurs come alive
Jan. 2021
A great display for dinosaurs. Great information on the displays inside and fun photo opportunities outside.
Written 12 January 2021
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Many thanks for the review and glad you had an enjoyable experience
Written 26 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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