In line with the stay-at-home orders issued by the NSW Government, the AM will be temporarily closed to the public from Saturday 26 June to protect the health of visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19. We will plan to reopen on Friday 1 October (subject to health advice).
In the meantime, we encourage visitors to explore our online content hub, AM Inside Out, which offers fun activities for kids at home, fascinating stories and other ways to engage online with the AM’s collections, scientists and other programs.
Permanent exhibitionTemporarily closed
Time to visitWe recommend 1 hour to experience everything
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.
Get up close and personal with the Minmi paravertebra, a four-legged, plant-eating dinosaur armoured with hard ridged scales along it's entire body providing a tough exterior to protect against predators. No wonder it's known as 'nature's tank'!
Jobaria tiguidensis and Afrovenator abukensis
Meet Jobaria tiguidensis and Afrovenator abukensis from Africa. Belonging to a family of giant plant-eating dinosaurs called sauropods, Jobarias were the length of a truck with a neck the size of a whole giraffe! Afroventors, on the other hand were built for speed and power with long jaws and big spiky teeth.
The Muttaburrasaurus langdoni is named after the town of Muttaburra in Queensland, where the fossil was discovered by a farmer, Doug Langdon, in 1963. This plant-eating dinosaur roamed the earth in the Early Cretaceous Period, 112–100 million years ago.
Tyrannosaurus rex, or the ‘Tyrant Lizard King’, roamed the North American landscape of forests and open plains and rivers, during the Late Cretaceous period, 68 to 66 million years ago. 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.
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