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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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Scary Dinosaurs

Three years ago when the children were quite young then (3 and twins were 6) we went to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marianne F
Yarrawonga, Australia
Interactive and fun

This was great. We took or young son and it was great lots of things to see and touch and interact... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gosford, Australia
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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
+61 2 6230 2655

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three years ago when the children were quite young then (3 and twins were 6) we went to the Dinosaur museum and the children were quite taken aback and even scared when they saw these huge monsters and the noises they made really had an...More

Thank Marianne F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was great. We took or young son and it was great lots of things to see and touch and interact with. Very worth it.

Thank Sjbay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited here before but came today as we were with my Wife's Brother and his Wife who have never been here . It is very interesting however it is set up mainly to cater for Kids , consequently it is overrun with them...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to take a look after reading about the display outside. Definitely worth heading to particularly if you are already at Cockington Greens or Reptile Park. The outside area is free and has two parts with many dinosaurs. The kids absolutely loved going around...More

Thank thechinesecockney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to have a look at the Museum not knowing what to expect having read some of the reviews.. however I was pleasantly surprised, but I would say it’s a good 1/2 day activity.. lots of exhibits to look at and touch which was...More

Thank Catherine W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a short holiday in Canberra, we took our granddaughter to Dinosaur Park. Hannah was approx. 2.5 years-old at the time. She was not very sure to begin with...then a little fella came with his mum, Hannah followed him around and stated to run...More

Thank StormGurl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our grandson was close to needing a sleep so we viewed the large models outside the actual museum. Awesome for the little ones. The gift shop is also worth a visit.

Thank stevehe159
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Couple of floors of exhibits of dinosaur fossils etc. Great gem stone display. Excellent activity area for children. Needs to have a small café - coffee mainly.

Thank Richard-Canberra
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Very good and great place to visit if travelling with young family. Very friendly staff, have most of the dinosaurs and great shop

Thank AJ K
Reviewed 2 November 2017

We didn't end up going inside the museum, the grandchildren just had fun out the front looking at all the dinosaurs.

Thank Trangie
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29 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