National Dinosaur Museum, Australian Capital Territory

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  • We didn't end up going inside the museum, the grandchildren just had fun out the front looking at all the dinosaurs.  more »
  • Dinosaur's in all shapes & sizes, from the outside entrance to the inside. You can browse around downstairs for free or if you wish to go upstairs into the museum, there is a fee. It shows you fossils...  more »
  • We had been to the NDM a few years back and was disappointed then. However, I read a review about a massive facelift so we thought we would give it another go. As we pulled in, the outside looked grea...  more »
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  • I had low expectations when I took four of my siblings, aged 4-17, to this museum; however, it was absolutely incredible! All of my siblings loved it! The atmosphere was exciting; the interactive nature of the exhibits had every age engaged. The staff was friendly, knowledge, and very focused on the children. The quality of the exhibits were exceptional; carefully thought-out and interesting. Overall, it was an incredible experience and I can't wait to go again 😊
  • Calling all dinosaur lovers 🐊 This is a fun and educational centre with the most amazing gift shop I have ever seen. You could spend hours in there. If you love geology and fossils as well as dinosaurs then prepare to hyperventilate with excitement! ! The centre is quite small but we found we took awhile going through it because we read and absorbed everything. Mostly aimed at children and families but really it's for anyone with a passion for dinosaurs! Staff are helpful and friendly and will tell you interesting facts if you ask them. Interactive features, things to touch and explore and robotic dinosaurs that will roar at you and move around. Reasonable entry fees and worksheets for kids to complete during their visit that'll get them a free fossil. The only downside was the bathrooms were quite messy and I actually slipped over on the wet tiles. More checking and cleaning of the bathrooms would be a suggestion. .. Also did I mention how awesome the gift shop is!!? 😀💖 seriously, go check it out!
  • The experience was good at the National Dinosaur Museum. At first the place looks like an ordinary kids museum, but lots of interesting information is upstairs. The admission fee is cheap. An activity sheet for young and old kids is available. You win a prize and certificate for completing it. Would recommend it, apparently a lot of special Pokemon can be found there when playing Pokemon Go. 4/5 stars.
  • A great little museum with a very dense and interesting display of dinosaur info. Check out the shop and get your own 500 million year old fossil!
  • Nice dinosaur museum. There is a lot of dinosaurs to see, and the history of dinosaurs is very interesting. It is a bit run down, and would be a lot better with a renovation, but it is a nice place to visit.

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