• Special exhibition
    Until 14 March 2021
  • Time to visit
    We recommend 1 hour
  • Tickets
    Timed ticket entry
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This summer the world’s most feared dinosaur, Tyrannosaurus rex, comes crashing out the Cretaceous and into the new 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 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 an exhibition that will enthral aspiring palaeontologists of all ages.


Tickets

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

Members*

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

Please read our Terms of Entry and Ticket Terms and Conditions for information on ticket refunds and exchanges, as well as Visiting the Australian Museum safely during COVID-19.

Education and tourism groups please contact the Group Bookings office.


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 visit 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!


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