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This summer the world’s most feared dinosaur, Tyrannosaurus rex, comes crashing out of the Cretaceous and into Sydney's newest blockbuster exhibition space at the Australian Museum. But watch out, the 13-metre-long, saw-toothed predator isn’t coming alone – the whole Tyrannosaur clan will be roaring to meet you.

With a colossal collection of tyrannosaur skeletons, skulls, fossil eggs and even coprolites (ahem... fossilised dinosaur dung – the key to understanding dinosaurs’ diets) on display, there is so much for the whole family to discover. Come face-to-face with a life-sized T. rex, run for your life in a virtual experience, you can even hatch a dino egg in this interactive dinosaur exhibition.

Meet a real fossil of Dilong, a creature that would have scurried at the feet of other giant predators. Its spectacularly-preserved skeletons were found covered in coats of feathers, and are primary evidence that modern birds evolved from dinosaurs.

Stocky and powerful, Daspletosaurus was the king predator of its time, ten million years older and a bit smaller than T. rex. Up to nine metres long, Daspletosaurus was a formidable beast with heavy bones, a muscular tail and mean-looking crests above its eye.

And approach, if you dare, the infamous T. rex, whose name literally means “king of the tyrant lizards”.

Behind the stories of the ancient carnivores is astonishing science. Discover the cutting-edge technology being used by today’s palaeontologists, how Earth has changed over time, what evolution is and why sudden environmental devastation can cause even the most dominant species to go extinct.

As well as touch screens, immersive projections, animation and AI, Tyrannosaurs Meet the Family is a dinosaurs exhibition that will enthral aspiring palaeontologists of all ages.

Please note that this exhibition is a high sensory space with busy areas, a mix of multimedia, loud noises and/or low lighting.

Feel free to contact us prior to booking if you have any accessibility requirements and would like to make sure this Exhibition experience is right for you.

We also recommend that you check our Museum map for low, medium and high sensory areas across our galleries.


Ticket prices
Ticket Type Price
Adult $20
Concession $16
Child 4-15 years old $10
Child 0-3 years old Free
Family 1A + 2C $34
Family 2A + 2C $51
Family extra child $8.50
Members* - selected sessions Free
Members* – all available sessions 50% discount

Please choose your session carefully as we do not offer refunds or session changes if you change your mind.

*Member Tickets are restricted to registered Members only. Members must present Membership confirmation and ID, with tickets to gain entry. Please read our Ticket terms and conditions for further information.

You can also read information about Visiting the Australian Museum safely during COVID-19 and our Terms of Entry. Westpac customers should refer to the Westpac website for details about their Australian Museum discount offer.

Every Thursday evening in January, February and March our doors will be open late for visitors to delve into the AM's newly renovated and reopened spaces. Bring the kids and wander through the summer blockbuster Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family, shake your bones to the tunes of an awesome line-up of DJs and relax at the pop-up bar.

Visitor capacity restrictions apply as timed-entry tickets to the exhibition.

Education and tourism groups please contact the Group Bookings office.


Please use your Primary Member details and follow the LOGIN WITH CARD NUMBER link on the webstore registration page to register for access to member discounts and free ticket sessions. For any login or booking issues please email members@australian.museum for more information.

Concession cards must be shown upon admission to receive the reduced special exhibitions charge:

  • Seniors Card-holders (all states)
  • International seniors aged over 60 years
  • International Student Card-holders
  • Australian Student Card-holders
  • Centrelink Healthcare Card-holders
  • Australian Government Pension Card-holders
  • Australian Veterans' Affairs Gold Card-holders.

General Admission and major exhibition entry is free to those who hold a Companion Card and are assisting as a carer. Further discount will apply when presenting a Centrelink Healthcare Card or Pension Card.

The Australian Museum does not currently accept Creative Kids vouchers for its major exhibition Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family. Creative Kids vouchers can be redeemed on select school holiday programs. Explore school holidays program here.

The Australian Museum is COVID Safe

The Australian Museum is observing strict physical distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Read the latest visitor safety information here.

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Download and play the free Tyrannosaurs game

Massive skulls, powerful jaws, two heavy-duty legs and two small arms. And don’t forget the large, bone-crunching teeth. Most of us picture all tyrannosaurs like the iconic T. rex. But is this true? Find out in our interactive game.

Hunt for clues and reveal the secrets behind these formidable dinosaurs, hatch your dinosaur eggs and collect them all!

Why not visit us after dark?

The Australian Museum is open until 9pm every Thursday this summer. There will be live music, a pop-up bar and a chance to explore our summer blockbuster exhibitions after hours.

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