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Mini Explorers Event
Young children make telescope toys Image: Nikki Toh
© Australian Museum

Age: 3 to 5 years, with an adult. Try our Tiny Tots program for kids aged 9 months to 3 years

Date: Friday mornings during term time

Time: 11am–12pm (60 minutes duration)

This month's theme

Roars, claws and dinosaurs!

How do we know dinosaurs existed? Fossils! Travel back in time to the Age of Dinosaurs and discover which dinosaurs walked this ancient land.

Sessions include a story, song and free play.

  • Mini Explorers sessions include an excursion to our bone-rattling Dinosaurs exhibition.
  • Touch real fossils and make playdough ‘fossils’
  • Water play – Travel back 100 million years and dive into the Eromanga Sea (now inland Australia)
  • Dino dig pit – Put on your palaeontologist tool belt and brush ‘dirt’ away to uncover dinosaur bones
  • Dino dress-ups. Stomp like a dinosaur!

Upcoming themes

21, 28 June & 5 July: Dinosaurs

26 July, & 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 August: Megafauna

6, 13, 20 & 27 September: burugar | Sea

Make a day of it

Young children love repetition so feel free to join us as many weeks as you like! Parents or carers are required to participate in the sessions with their children.

Why not make a morning of it by exploring the Museum's Kidspace before or after the playgroup and grabbing coffee or lunch at our rooftop café, No. 1 William?

Special notes

Numbers are limited to 15 children per session and each month has a different theme.

Only unsold tickets will be available at Admissions on the day, however, there is no guarantee of availability.

No refunds. Any date transfers need to be notified at least 72 hours before event. Changes are made at AM staff discretion. Kids at the AM mailbox will be checked weekly, email kids@austmus.gov.au.

When you arrive at the Museum, simply join the pre-paid tickets line at Admissions then show your Mini Explorers ticket (on phone or print out).

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