School Holidays

Dinosaur planters

Puzzling Palaeontology!

Have you ever wanted to dig up dinosaurs? Then this activity is for you! At 12:30pm every day from the 22nd of December to the 3rd of February we will be running our palaeo-puzzle activity. Come and dig up a “fossils” puzzle, then piece it together to figure out which Australian dinosaur you’ve found!

We also have half hour guided tours running at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm every day. Our 12pm tours will be themed and lead straight into the 12:30pm activity. We will be open from 10am to 5pm every day, except for Christmas day!

Free with normal entry

Dinosaur Hunt

This school holidays, all visiting children can take part in a dinosaur hunt activity at the National Dinosaur Museum. Our visitors can search the displays for answers to our prehistoric quiz and win a real fossil to take home

Free with normal entry.

Guided Tours

Have a pressing question about your favourite Dinosaur?

Throughout the school holidays our expert guides run guided tours of our museum. The tours run at 11am, 12pm, 2pm, and 3pm. The tours are free with admission and require no bookings, just show up!

New Addition


Visitors to the National Dinosaur Museum can now get up close and personal with a giant Tyrannosaurus rex.

Standing over 8 metres tall and measure 20 metres in length, this new addition is larger than life!