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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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Small but COOL!

The models out the front seem to be the main attraction for the kids, inside theres bundles of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Doc D
via mobile
Kids place

Entry price is bit expensive for such a small museum of Dinosaurs. this place is good for kids but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mahendra K
Hyderabad, India
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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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  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Cnr Gold Creek Road and Barton Highway | Nicholls, 2913, Australia
+61 2 6230 2655

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The models out the front seem to be the main attraction for the kids, inside theres bundles of information. If your just browsing itll take 10mins from start to finish but if your a reader youll be there all day. The moving exhibits scared the...More

Thank Doc D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entry price is bit expensive for such a small museum of Dinosaurs. this place is good for kids but for adults nothing much to excite about..Overall its OK

Thank Mahendra K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was ok for the kids, Large models are fantasic, but other than that it is a small place, and could be finshed in15mins, if the kids raced through. Lots of expensive stones/jewels on display, don't let the kids touch, saw one for $50,000....... ouch!

Thank Nathan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So I took my wife, brother and sister in law and my 2 nephews of 5 and 2 to the museum today. The outdoor exhibit was great, offering lots to look at and fun scale to see various sized dinosaurs...However about 70% of the excitement...More

1  Thank Rohan F
Reviewed 8 May 2017

My hubby really wanted to come here. The entry price was very reasonable at $16 per person to see the museum, or, if you don't want to see the museum, its free to walk around the dinosaur garden out the front. We took our time...More

Thank corgan00
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We visited this place because it is just near to Cockington Green. This is a good place for kids where they will know about the history of Dinosaur and involve in some hands on activities. There are many displays outside the museums also. There is...More

Thank PCM199
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

If you are visiting Canberra and want somewhere to take the kids, the Dinosaur Museum is fantastic. Located not too far from centre of Canberra, this place has huge dinosaur statues for the kids to have a look at out the front of the complex....More

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 24 April 2017

This is a wonderful place to visit with or without kids. Most of the displays are hands on, great for all ages. The mineral display inside is very well done, and the huge petrified wood logs outside are awe inspiring.

1  Thank Marnie P
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Our family went and had a great time - It is really hands on. The staff are fantastic - the souvenirs are a bit expensive but a really great museum !!! The kids activity was good and my son got a shark tooth fossil and...More

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 4 April 2017

A meeting place where human meet dinosaur. You can see the dinosaur skeletons . There are rubber made dinosaur shapes, Kids will enjoy it . Also there are some fossils and meteors . The doll dinosaur makes sound and move . An entertainment place for...More

Thank jimchacko
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Is it worth going if it's raining
28 September 2016|
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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