Discover free family friendly activities at the Australian Museum!

Planning a free family day out in Sydney this week or weekend? The Australian Museum has free general admission for adults and children to all permanent exhibitions and a range of stimulating kids programs and school holiday fun!

The Australian Museum is located on the corner of College Street and William Street in central Sydney, just across the road from Hyde Park. Enjoy a picnic in the park, take a break in our family friendly kiosk, or take in the magnificent view from our level 4 restaurant No.1 William.

For free things to do in Sydney with the family, visit the Australian Museum exhibition and event calendar for a jaw-dropping adventure of discovery.

Open all week and weekend!


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Explore dinosaurs and Australia's extinct megafauna

Kids will be awed as they walk amongst real dinosaur skeletons and life-sized models of the amazing creatures that ruled the world until 65 million years ago in the Dinosaurs exhibition.

Come face to face with natures giants and see life on earth in all its glorious diversity with over 400 animals under one roof in Wild Planet.

In Surviving Australia, uncover the secrets of Australia's weird and wonderful wildlife including giant megafauna from the ancient past.



Discover free school holiday and kids programs

The Australian Museum hosts one of Sydney's favourite school holiday programs with science and creativity galore! Kids will go wild with our range of free creative experiences that stimulate their imaginations and inspire curious minds.



Delve into First Nations cultures

Learn about the rich cultures of the Australian Salt Water people and the fascinating stories of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander cultures in our First Nation galleries, Garrigarrang and Bayala Nura.



Take a break at our family friendly kiosk

Take a break from the discovery and exploration at the Billabong Waterhole, our family friendly kiosk on level 2. Or enjoy leisurely lunch and a marvellous view at No.1 William on level 4.


  • Family in cafe
  • Family in Cafe

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