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  • Permanent exhibition
    Daily from 9.30am–5pm
  • Time to visit
    We recommend 1 hour to experience everything
  • Tickets
    General admission, no bookings required
  • Food with a view
    Visit our cafe on Level 4

Do you know an Afrovenator from a Jobaria? Or a Stegosaurus from a Giganotosaurus?

Whether you’re a palaeontologist in the making or just a fan of Jurassic Park, you’ll be fascinated by the prehistoric world as you walk amongst real dinosaur skeletons and life-size models, as well as the fossil teeth, skulls and claws of these out-of-this-world creatures.

Learn about dinosaurs, like the Muttaburrasaurus, that once roamed Australia. Be awed by the skull of a Centrosaurus, and compare the bird-like features of the Bambiraptor to the only dinosaurs still living today, modern birds. With our interactive displays you can smell the Mesozoic world, make dinosaur calls and even see the world from a dinosaur's perspective.

Be sure not to miss the world’s first anatomically correct model of a T-Rex – a dissected 11-metre long replica created for the documentary, T-Rex Autopsy, donated to the Australian Museum by National Geographic.



Things to do

T.Rex Autopsy

Explore the world’s first anatomically correct model of a T-Rex. Discover how the 65 million year-old-beast lived, and the cause of its death.

Look out for school holiday demonstrations of its heart, liver, lungs, stomach, intestines and ovaries as well as muscles, veins and even blood!

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Presented by National Geographic.


T rex Autopsy Promo images
T-rex Autopsy Image: Stuart Freedman
National Geographic

See Australian dinosaurs

Gain insights into the dinosaurs found in Australia's own backyard including a skeleton of the seven metre-long, plant-eating Muttaburrasaurus.

Watch a recreated scene from Australia's ancient past telling the story of a deadly encounter between a small herbivorous dinosaur and two hungry carnivores.

Learn more about Australian dinosaurs


Learn about new discoveries

Find out the latest theories on what killed the dinosaurs and how technology is changing our understanding of these fascinating creatures.

Spin the wheel of misfortune to find out which animals died and which survived the mass extinction that occurred 65 million years ago.


The Mesozoic world

Smell the Mesozoic world, make dinosaur calls and even see the world from a dinosaur's perspective using the cool interactive displays!

Learn more about the Mesozoic era



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