Tuesday, September 4, 2012

National Dinosaur Museum

The Dinosaur Museum is just a few metres down the road from Cockington Green Gardens. We really had no idea what to expect from this place. After all, giving themselves the name ‘National’ is setting up pretty high expectations!


Yet again we were very pleasantly impressed, in fact up to now we have not been disappointed in anything we’ve visited in Canberra.


Several large models adorn the outer walls around the entire length of the museum.



Opposite the dinosaur displays is a showcase of one massive timeline of artifacts, information, photographs and more. The museum has certainly acquired a great range of items for display.


Some of the dinosaurs are set with a motion sensor, scaring the bejeezers out of you as you walk on by, with their roaring and movement.


Downstairs is the children’s play area come exploration zone.


Little Surfer Dude loved inspecting specimens more closely with this gigantic microscope.


Lego Lover got busy with these large 3D puzzles, lots of pieces, all needed to be placed in the correct order.



Outside in the gardens are even more dinosaur models. Here the kids can touch and get up real close.



Definitely a great local resource for any dinosaur lover.

Entry Fee: $38.00 for a family
Parking: Good
Time To Allow: 1 – 2 hours


Basia - United Teaching said...

Hi Kylie,

We went to the National Museum of Dinosaurs at the beginning of this year and my son, who is four, still talks about it and asks if we can go again. They actually enjoyed this Museum more than the Dinosaur exhibitions at the Melbourne and Sydney Museums.
Reading about your holidays is making me look forward to our next family holiday.

Anonymous said...

Most certianly worth a look at when we finally make our way down there.

Kez said...

It looks like they've spent some money on it - it was very run-down when we were there a few years ago.

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