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Planning your visit with children

The AM is a place where kids can explore the natural world around them, stimulate their imaginations and inspire curious kids minds.

Kids will go wild with hands-on experiences, dinosaurs, giant megafauna, rocks and minerals.

There's also a wonderful view from the level 4 cafe with great food and drinks if you need a little break from the discovery and exploration.

Yes we have Dinosaurs!

Visit the dinosaurs gallery on level 2 and discover the amazing creatures that ruled the world until 65 million years ago

Everyday fun activities for little explorers

  • Visit Kidspace, a mini museum for the under 5s on Level 2
  • Visit 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
  • Immerse yourself in culture in Bayala Nura: Yarning Country and Pacific Spirit.
  • Visit the sparkling world of Minerals and learn how they shape the world we live in.

Book ahead online for special events

Our kids programs book up quickly, so check the What's on event calendar before you visit and book online to make the most of your museum visit.