School holiday activities at the Australian Museum

Are you looking for fun things to do with the kids in Sydney during the school holidays? The Australian Museum (AM) offers a range of educational activities to keep your kids entertained.

As part of our school holiday program, we'll be running our Dinosaur Festival (3 - 8 October) which will feature live science shows, performances, roaming dinosaurs, a T. rex autopsy, as well as the brand-new Hologram Dinosaurs experience. Don’t miss this super special event all about Earth’s ancient reptilian beasts and the world they inhabited.

The AM is open every day of the school holidays, with free general entry! Only a short walk from Museum and St James train stations, the AM is easy to get to, and there is paid parking nearby for a visit whether it's raining or a sunny day out.

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Dinosaur Festival free events (3 - 8 October)

Dinosaur Festival 2022 (April School Holidays)

T.rex Autopsy

When: 3 - 8 October: 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 3:30pm

Location: Dinosaurs Gallery

Cost: Free

Join us for our T. rex autopsy where we peel back the skin and dive deep inside one of the Earth's most mysterious creatures. Combining biology with palaeontology we examine how these massive 66-million-year-old lizard monsters may have lived... and how they died. It is the most extraordinary sight to see literally what a T. rex looked like!

Dinosaur Festival 2022 (April School Holidays)

Erth Puppets

When: 3 - 8 October, various times between 10:30am-2:30pm

Location: Museum-wide

Cost: Free

As you explore the museum, keep an eye out for the roaming Erth puppets that bring the past to life, providing a tangible connection to the extraordinary creatures that once roamed the Earth. Driven by a special interest in natural history, indigenous folklore, sociology and urban mythology. Erth makes puppetry-based theatrical productions and innovative community projects that challenge and inspire audiences around the world.

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