Tyrannosaurs - Meet the Family at the Australian Museum Sydney

Exhibition must close July 27 - exclusive to Sydney

Tyrannosaurs, exclusive to the Australian Museum in Sydney, is the first exhibition in the world to shine a light on this legendary dinosaur family. If you thought you knew tyrannosaurs, think again.

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Special offer: Free entry to Tyrannosaurs when you join Australian Museum Members (new Members only).

* New Family (2 adults & 2 kids tickets), Dual (2 adult tickets) and Single (1 adult ticket) Memberships only. Additional tickets will need to be purchased separately. Offer does not apply to Student, Pensioner and Distance Memberships or to current or former Members.

Sneak peek

Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family at the Australian Museum from 23 November 2013.

Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family provides a snapshot of dinosaur life and shows how this group became the world’s top predators with their massive skulls, powerful jaws and bone-crunching teeth. While the most famous member of this family was the mighty T. rex, tyrannosaurs came in all shapes and sizes including Guanlong, the ‘crown dragon’, and the diminutive Dilong, the ‘emperor dragon’, with a skeleton just one metre long.

The exhibition features fossil specimens from China and North America never before seen in Australia, as well as stunning life-sized skeletons and models. Using cutting-edge technology, Tyrannosaurs is the first museum exhibition in Australia to feature augmented reality, and includes hands-on and multimedia experiences that will engage and excite children and adults alike.

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More about Tyrannosaurs

Discover fascinating facts and detailed information about this intriguing family.

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Plan your visit

How to purchase tickets

You can purchase tickets for Tyrannosaurs in three convenient ways:

If you choose Ticketek's EZYTICKETS print-at-home option, you must print the tickets and bring them with you to the Australian Museum to avoid additional delays.

Ticket prices

Your ticket to Tyrannosaurs also entitles you to general admission to the Museum's other galleries and permanent exhibitions on the same day.

Tickets Advance purchase* Same day*
Family (2 adults + 2 children) $57 $62
Family (1 adult + 2 children) $36 $38
Adult $22 $24
Concession $16 $16
Child (5–15 years) $13 $14
Under 5s Free Free

* Additional fees may apply when purchasing through Ticketek. If paying by credit card, additional transactions fees apply. More information on concession categories.

Members ticket prices

Tickets Advance purchase* Same day*
Family (2 adults + 2 children) $27 $32
Family (1 adult + 2 children) $18 $20
Adult $10 $12
Concession (including Pensioners) $8 $8
Child (5–15 years) $7 $8
Extra Child $6 $6

* Additional fees may apply when purchasing through Ticketek. If paying by credit card, additional transactions fees apply. More information on concession categories.

Gift vouchers

If you can't decide which session of Tyrannosaurs to attend or would like to give tickets as a gift, you can purchase a gift voucher to the exhibition. Gift vouchers are valid for any session – simply present your gift voucher at the Australian Museum when you arrive.

Tickets Price*
Family 2a + 2c $68.50
Family 1a + 2c $43.00
Adult $26.50
Child (5–15 years) $15.50

* Additional fees may apply when purchasing through Ticketek. If paying by credit card, additional transactions fees apply.

Timed sessions

To ensure the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all visitors, timed entry tickets apply for this exhibition. Only a limited number of tickets are available for each session and you will need to select your preferred session at time of purchase.

We recommend you purchase tickets in advance to the session you wish to attend as tickets may not be available for purchase on the day, especially during periods of high demand such as school holidays. You are strongly advised to purchase your tickets in advance, then:

Groups of 10 or more save over 30%*

Groups of 10 or more can receive generous group discounts to the exhibition. Contact Ticketek's Groups Department on 1300 364 001 for more information.

* Savings based on same day Adult ticket prices and subject to group sales handling fee.

School groups

Get special discounts to the exhibition and take advantage of additional programs especially for schools.

School groups must book in advance through the Australian Museum's Groups Booking Office telephone 02 9320 6163, email group.bookings@austmus.gov.au. The Museum's Groups Booking Office is open Monday–Friday from 9 am – 4.30 pm.

For further information for school groups visit the exhibition Education page.

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Photo Bomb App

Download our fun Photo Bomb App anytime/anywhere. Take a #tyrannoselfie to WIN prizes!

Tyrannosaurs Game

Have fun hatching dinosaur eggs and collecting them all! You will also discover the secrets behind this formidable dinosaur family.

Andriod Apple

Frequently asked questions

What are the opening hours?

Tyrannosaurs opens at 9.30 am every day (except 25 December). Last timed ticket sold each day is at 3.30 pm. Tyrannosaurs and the Australian Museum close at 5 pm.

Gift vouchers

If you can’t decide which session to attend or would like to give tickets as a gift, you can purchase a gift voucher to the exhibition. Gift vouchers are valid for any session – simply present your gift voucher at the Australian Museum when you arrive.

Can I enter and exit the exhibition more than once with my ticket?

No. Tickets are timed for specific entry into the exhibition and for only one entry per person. If you need to leave the exhibition during your session, please see the staff member on door duty for a pass out.

Can I enter the Australian Museum with my Tyrannosaurs exhibition ticket?

Yes. Your timed entry ticket to Tyrannosaurs also entitles you to general admission to the Museum’s other galleries and permanent exhibitions on the same day. Enjoy the whole Museum and visit the many engaging and hands-on galleries and spaces. Stay for an hour or the rest of the day!

How long does it take to see the exhibition?

We estimate that the average self-guided visit to the exhibition will take 45–60 minutes.

Can I take photos?

Yes, photography is allowed in the exhibition.

Are food and drinks permitted in the exhibition?

No food or drink is permitted inside the exhibition. You can enjoy light snacks, delicious sandwiches, great coffee, lunch boxes for kids and a selection of hot dishes at the family-friendly Australian Museum café, located at the main entrance to the Museum.

Is the exhibition accessible for people with a disability?

Yes, the Tyrannosaurs exhibition and the Australian Museum are accessible for people with a disability.

Enter the Australian Museum via the boardwalk and ramp from College Street to the William Street reception. A limited number of wheelchairs are available (on a first-come, first-served basis) for visitors to borrow during their visit. These can be requested at the Information Desk. Wheelchair-accessible toilets are located on the ground floor and second floor.

Are wheelchairs permitted inside the exhibition?

Yes. The Tyrannosaurs exhibition is fully accessible for wheelchairs, and benches have been placed throughout the Museum for your comfort.

Are prams allowed in the exhibition?

Yes, prams are permitted in the exhibition.

Does the Museum have storage lockers?

Yes, storage lockers are available for up to 4 hours at a cost of $2. Enquire at the admissions desk.

Museum shop

The Australian Museum has two shops with gifts for all budgets. A dinosaur-themed shop is located at the exit of the Tyrannosaurs exhibition, and the main Museum shop is located on the ground floor near the entrance/exit. Current Members enjoy great discounts to the Tyrannosaurs exhibition, shop and café! See the Members page for more details.

Location, parking and public transport

Find out about the Museum's location, how to get here using public transport and where to park your bicycle or car.

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Tyrannosaurs is proudly supported by:

Strategic partners

NSW Government Desination NSW China Research Centre

Media partners

Daily Telegraph National Geographic Channel JCDecaux

Airline partners

China Eastern

Accommodation partners

Pullman resort

Wine partner

CSU Winery

Partner

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