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, enjoy coffee and cake in our family friendly cafe near Burra learning space on Level 2, or enjoy food with a magnificent view from Bistro Gadi on Level 4 overlooking St Mary's Cathedral.

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 every week day and all 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.

Be transported on an immersive journey through the eyes of burra (eel) in the Australian Museum’s learning and play space Burra. As you follow the life-cycle of this surprisingly resilient fish, you and your children will learn about our environment, the Australian Museum’s science, and the importance of caring for Country and each other.

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 gallery, Garrigarrang (Sea Country).

Delve into the ties Pasifika peoples have with the past, each other and the environment, in our new permanent exhibition Wansolmoana – meaning One Salt Ocean. This exhibition reflects the cultural significance of the immense body of water that connects the islands and people across the Pacific region. It blends the wisdom of Ancestors with the voices of the present to ensure a vibrant legacy for future generations. Discover Pasifika identities through the stories and objects that explore rich histories, practices and distinct customs during your visit to the Australian Museum in Sydney.

Take a break at our family friendly kiosk and bistro

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 Bistro Gadi on Level 4.

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