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National Dinosaur Museum
The National Dinosaur Museum, one of Canberra’s premier family tourist attractions, contains more than 50 skeleton and skull exhibits, real and replica fossils, and over 50 lifelike dinosaur models, as well as many animatronic dinosaurs that move, roar, blink and even breathe!
Our experienced guides take students on a journey starting 4.4 billion years ago, when the Earth was just forming, with the oldest minerals in the world. They then travel forward through the triassic, jurassic, cretaceous eras to later arrive at megafauna.
Students gain a unique insight into biology, palaeontology, history, the evolution of species, and Australia’s ancient history. Photographs are welcome at the end of the discussion in each section.
During their experience, students can place their hands on a 150 million-year-old dinosaur bone, touch a 150 kg meteorite.
Since 2020 we have updated and introduced many new exhibits and opened our new interactive dinosaur garden. We are proud to announce our brand-new Dinosaur Garden Tour (seasonal). Schools have the option to choose a garden tour instead of a gallery tour.
We provide an interactive experience which allows students to learn about dinosaurs in a fun-filled, informative and age-appropriate way. Tours are available day and night, and are tailored to suit all primary and secondary students.
Each program runs for 90 minutes with a 60 minute tour, and 30 minutes to experience our interactive areas, roam the dinosaur garden, or browse through Canberra’s largest display of fossils, minerals and natural crystal specimens in our well stocked and popular gift shop.
DAY TOURS 9.30 am – 11 am, 11.30 am – 1 pm, 1.30 pm – 3 pm, 3.30 pm – 5 pm
NIGHT TOURS 5.30 pm – 7 pm, 7.30 pm – 9 pm (see page 45)
Open every day – bookings essential, conditions apply.