Parents' Survival Guide

Practical information for an enjoyable family visit to the Australian Museum.

Special activities for families

  • Check out the latest events for families on our Kids at the Museum page
  • Go to Kidspace, a mini museum for the under 5s on Level 2
  • Go to Search and Discover on Level 2 to touch real specimens, look through microscopes, use computers, read books or quiz our friendly staff
  • Look for staffed Touch-Tables throughout our exhibitions and touch real specimens

Pushchairs, prams, strollers

IMPORTANT NOTICE

BUILDING WORKS

Please note that from January 29, our accessible entrance will re-locate to our traditional EXIT doorway on College Street, at the Sydney Grammar School side of our building.

A temporary ramp-way will take you into our College Street Foyer adjacent our Admission Desk where we will endeavour to welcome you seamlessly.

The William Street garden boardwalk and ramp entry will be closed for wheeled entry due to construction works in this area. Our exciting new entrance is scheduled to open in July.

Getting around the Museum

There are ramps throughout the exhibitions and an elevator to take you between all floors. All doors are automatic.

Bag storage

Bags can be stored in coin operated lockers in the Atrium on Level G. A $2.00 charge applies for 4-hour rental.

Baby change

Numerous baby change facilities are available;

Level G: A private baby-care room is located just near our double-door lift, opposite the Skeleton Gallery. A change table is located in the ladies bathroom in this area, too.

Level 2: Baby-change facilities are found in the men's and accessible bathrooms and a shared parents' area is available in KidSpace.

Toilets

Toilets are available on every level. Wheelchair accessible toilets are located on both Level G and Level 2.

Food and drink

Cafe

Children are welcome in the Cafe on Level G. Highchairs are available and our staff will warm bottles for babies.

Picnics

If you would like a picnic, Hyde Park is directly across College Street and re-entry to the Museum is free.

First aid or lost children

If you need assistance please contact the nearest staff member, wearing a staff t-shirt with the Museum's logo.

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