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National Dinosaur Museum

Cnr Gold Creek Road and Barton Highway | Nicholls, 2913, Australia
+61 2 6230 2655
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Too expensive

We visited here with a group. My family was 2 adults and 2 children costing $45. We walked through... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mandyndaniel
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Glenning Valley, Australia
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Mmmmm

Visited here today with four kids aged 4, 6, 9 and 10, along with 5 adults aged between 36-65. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RGT1952
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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 follows the evolution of life, with a particular focus on dinosaurs. With an annual patronage of 100,000 visitors, the museum is one of the most popular attractions in the Australian Capital Territory. The gift shop stocks a range of natural history books, dinosaur replicas, toys, fossils, crystals, minerals and meteorites.
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Cnr Gold Creek Road and Barton Highway | Nicholls, 2913, Australia
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+61 2 6230 2655
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here with a group. My family was 2 adults and 2 children costing $45. We walked through the entirety of the museum in under 10 minutes including the souvenirs. Way over priced.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here today with four kids aged 4, 6, 9 and 10, along with 5 adults aged between 36-65. It was OK, but definitely over priced. Extremely expensive souvenirs. Only need 20 mins to walk through the exhibition. Overrated as far as we are concerned.

1  Thank RGT1952
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Totally overpriced. $45 for a family for not even 10 minutes to go around the exhibit. There were 9 of us in our group so $105 in total for 10 minutes in an exhibit. I don’t know how anyone would need longer than this to...More

3  Thank Melissa T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The dinosaur museum is a great place to visit with excellent exhibits, animatronics and lots for the kids to experience. Great for photos.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our 3 year old absolutely loved visiting the dinosaur museum. Yes it’s small but really there’s only so much dinosaur you can see! The addition of the dinosaurs & car in the front section helped add an extra bonus to the day and we spent...More

1  Thank laura3B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The deceptive entrance leads one to expect a children’s playground of dinosaurs. But once inside there is an array of displays to please everyone. From serious display cabinets with all kinds of fossils and explanations, to children’s focused displays. The gift shop also has a...More

1  Thank Canberrascooter
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful family visit.lots to see with interaction exhibits for the little ones . weather wasnt good so its a great thing to do when raining

Thank David H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would like to have spent more time there as an adult, but the attention span of a 3 year old who professes to love dinosaurs ... well, he needs to be brought back again when he is maybe 5 and/or 10. He was pretty chuffed...More

Thank Annie S
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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

This place is a must for any dinosaur enthusiast. Great free displays at the front and kid friendly. I would usually avoid the gift shops at tourist attractions but this place has one of the better gift shops with a huge array of fossils and...More

Thank AustTrail
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Most of the museum is based on reading to know what your looking at so be prepared for 'what's that' for a few hours unless they can read themselves. Good range of fossils and real bones but the whole interior is tired, worn, dated and...More

Thank GrubbyNoodle
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Samcummins23
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Response from Rohan F | Reviewed this property |
I would say no, depending on if you are going with young kids or not. If you have young kids they will be heavily distracted and pulled towards the Dino garden out the front (uncovered) If your kids are a bit older or if... More
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