Nights At The Australian Museum: Family Fun For All

  • Preschoolers

The Australian Museum is one of our favourite spots for some interactive, engaging family fun—so we’re excited by the all-new chance to visit on Thursday nights until the 25th of March. There’s so much fun waiting to be had—you’ll be able to check out the many captivating exhibits, join in on a museum tour and a whole lot more. Here’s why you should check out Nights At The Australian Museum.

What’s On

Nights at the Australian Museum
Some of Sydney's best DJs will be swinging by the Australian Museum on Thursday evenings! 


Renowned for being a palaeontologist's haven, The Australian Museum is offering something for everyone on Thursday nights. We’re talking some pumping beats from some of Sydney’s best DJs, the chance to join some engaging members-only tours (not a member? Join today!) such as Meet The New Museum, and see just how the space transformed following the Australian Museum’s huge upgrade. Plus, you can delve into the museum’s collection on a 15-minute 3 Objects gallery spotlight tour where you'll learn the stories behind three key specimens. Pretty cool, eh?


Nights at the Australian Museum Tyrannosaurs Exhibition
Kids will love getting to know some of the most iconic dinosaurs during the last month of the museum’s Tyrannosaurs—Meet The Family exhibition!


Of course, the ultra-popular exhibitions are still running, giving you the chance to explore the museums’ diverse offering of exhibits. Little (and large!) nature fans will delight in experiencing the jaw-dropping talent on display at the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year exhibit, which captures 100 large format images showcasing captivating animal behaviour, awe-inspiring landscapes and the impact that humans are having on the ecosystem.

The museum’s Tyrannosaurs—Meet The Family exhibition is in its final month; as it must close on the 14th of March. Dinosaur fans will delight in travelling back 66 million years in this unique, interactive exhibition that introduces you to the whole Tyrannosaur family. We’re talking a colossal collection of tyrannosaur skeletons, fossil eggs and skulls on display, pus the chance to come face to face with a life-size T. Rex and hatch a dino egg. Note: this exhibition requires a paid ticket.)

Prehistoric Playground

Nights at the Australian Museum Prehistoric Playground
Children of all ages will love getting creative in this ultra-immersive playspace!


A huge drawcard to the museum and a definite must-do on a Thursday night visit, the Prehistoric Playground is positively bursting with things to see and do for Sydney’s smallest dino buffs. This creative play space offers kids the chance to explore real fossils in the Fossil Lab, design their own dinosaur in the Paperassic Park space and make a paper plane, pterodactyl or helicopter out of a paper cup and explore how they could use the power of air to help the planet.

Basically, if your little one likes dinosaurs, they’ll love a Nights At The Australian Museum experience. Entry is free from 5 pm – 9 pm every Thursday until the end of March. See you there! 

More Museum Fun:

We Had A Dino-mite Time At The New-Look Australian Museum!
These Sydney Museums Allow Your Children To Make, Create, Play and Learn
The Best Kid-Friendly Museums In Sydney

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