National Dinosaur Museum, Australian Capital Territory

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3.6/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
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  • we took our 3yo here on the way home from the snow. she loved it but it could be a bit limited for older children. it is not too expensive $16 per adult and children under 4yo are free. the gift shop ...  read more »
  • A must see for the whole family that everybody can enjoy from different species of dinosaurs on display to rocks, gemstones and opalised woods. 
  • Once you have seen one moving dino it gets a bit dull after the 20th one. Not terribly stimulating. High entry fee for what it is. Best thing was dino mouth at the entrance. Don't bother with activity...  read more »
  • Have to say that since this place was renovated it's pretty cool. Some of the staff are great with kids. Huge gift shop with great selection, but if you spot a fossil you like whip out your phone and Google prices online before you buy. As a collector myself I noticed some specimens they have for sale are slightly overpriced while others are good value.
  • The staff were amazing and so enthusiastic, and made the visit worthwhile. The kids enjoyed the animatronic dinosaurs. It's a little on the small side though.
  • We arrived at the self-titled 'museum' amid a swarm of screaming spawnlings. This should have been the first clue that this was not what it portrayed in the name. After paying a hefty tithe and receiving an ink brand in the hand of our choice we headed upstairs where unconvincing caricatures of extinct creatures clunkily animated. Few real fossils to see, most of them being molds or recreated from plaster even less were to scale. Less of a museum and more of a child's amusement park.
  • It's a dinosaur "museum" not really. Exhibit really. not many real bones or anythinf. All models some with crappy animatronics. Circular design so good to keep track of kids if you stand at the stairs. Too much writing. Not great for little kids. No interactive things. Okay price for what it is. If your kids like dinosaurs or you really have nothing else to do then it's an okay choice.
  • Its more of a amusement centre than a museum. There is way too much crammed into such a small upstairs space that it gets a bit lost. The gift shop is massive and although it has a wide variety of gifts and gems, the space could have better used for the displays. Although it wasn't an adult's cup of tea, the kids absolutely loved it. There was a Dino play area, there was a quiz where upon completion they received a small fossil, a large outside display of dinosaurs and some primate Dinosaur puppets. At the end of the day, it depends the age of the audience as to the enjoyment.
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