Awesome Dinosaur Activities In Sydney

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Calling all Dino fans! Is someone in your family madly asking you questions about the Cretaceous Period? Is their toy cupboard overflowing with strange-looking scaly creatures? Do they go silent when an episode of ’Dinosaur Train’ comes on ABC Kids? Turns out being obsessed with dinosaurs means you're smart, so this is one fascination you might want to encourage. 

For anyone with a child who is fascinated by dinosaurs that roamed the world 65 million years ago, take a look at our top 8 dinosaur activities to do with kids in Sydney, and just wait for the roars of excitement!

1. Dinosaurs Exhibition At The Australian Museum, Sydney

For a dino-lover of any age, top of the must-do list has to be the superb brand-new Prehistoric Playground at the newly-renovated Australian Museum. A creative play space for kids of all ages, little palaeontologists will be able to design their own dinosaurs, explore real fossils and investigate how feathers and wings have evolved for flight by making aerodynamic objects inspired by nature! Access to this space is included in free general admission as part of the museums reopening.

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The new-look Australian Museum is a dino lover's dream.

2. Dinosaur Valley At Scenic World, Blue Mountains

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Go deep into the Dinosaur Valley at the Blue Mountains.

On now until 31 January 2021, Scenic World in the Blue Mountains will play host to some of your favourite dinosaurs! Joined by friendly Dinosaur Rangers, visitors of all ages will meet prehistoric dinosaurs up close during daily ‘Meet and Roar’ events, while the kids will enjoy meeting their favourite dino friends.

3. Mega Creatures At Hunter Valley Gardens

It's a bit of a drive but well worth it for budding paleontologists! Visit your favourite dinosaurs, dragons and creepy crawlies, including the giant T-Rex, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Spinosaurus and more at Mega Creatures at the Hunter Valley Gardens! Plus they have their own Archaeological dinosaur fossil dig and the all-new Dino Mights performing live! 

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Get up close and personal with dinosaurs at Hunter Valley Gardens.

4. Celebrate A Birthday Dino-Style

For a birthday they’ll never forget, organise a dinosaur party with Fizzics Education. The experts will come to your house/venue and set up activities such as casting your own fossils and digging out replica dinosaur bones, building a replica a dinosaur skeleton, making dinosaur snot (ewww) and feeling replica dinosaur teeth, replica dinosaur eggs and replica dinosaur skin. These science-based parties have been designed by experienced science teachers to make sure that the balance of cool, fun and educational is just right. 

Find out more about Fizzics Education's Dinosaur themed parties here.

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Your birthday party is about to get extra-terrestrial! 

5. Erth's Dinosaur Zoo 

From cute baby dinos to some of the largest creatures to have ever walked the planet, see this awesome production where you'll feel like you're walking with dinosaurs. Erth's Dinosaur Zoo is a fun, educational and unique performance that will delight all audiences from ages 5 years and up.

Erth's dinosaur zoo
Erth's Dinosaur Zoo is about as close to real dinosaurs as you can get!

6. The National Dinosaur Museum, Canberra

OK, so it’s not in Sydney but The National Dinosaur Museum in Canberra is well worth the trip for any dinosaur fanatic. It’s home to Australia’s largest display of dinosaur and prehistoric exhibits. If you don't want to pay the entry fee then you can hang around outside to see the huge, life-like fibreglass dinosaurs roaming the grass in front of the building. Inside you'll get access to lots of fantastic interactive exhibits to inspire kids to learn everything there is to know about dinosaurs but there’s no doubt the highlight will be the enormous animatronic models.

The National Dinosaur Museum is open 10 am – 5 pm, every day except Christmas Day. Family pass $45. Adults: $16 Children: $10.50, Under 4: Free.

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Kids will go dino-crazy at the National Dinosaur Museum in Canberra.

7. Jurassic Zoo At The Australian Reptile Park

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Calling all dino lovers to the Australian Reptile Park these holidays!

Dinosaurs are marching into the Australian Reptile Park these school holidays! From 17 December 2020 to 27 January 2021, kids can spot their favourite dinosaurs up close and personal and go on stacks of other dino-themed adventures including fossil digging, interactive dinosaur walks, dinosaur feeding and more.

8. Go Fossil Hunting At The Northern Beaches

Recreate an Indiana Jones-esque adventure and set off to the headlands along the beautiful Northern Beaches for some fossil hunting fun. OK, so you’re unlikely to discover anything incredibly rare, probably a fern or horsetail, if you’re lucky a fish or amphibian, but the kids are going to love the thrill of the search. Turrimetta, Avalon and Warriewood beaches are the best bets for a fossil find. Make a day of it and pack your swimmers and a picnic.

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Go hunting for real-life fossils on Sydney's Northern Beaches.

More Animal Adventures In Sydney

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
The Australian Reptile Park
Hunter Valley Zoo


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Apr 18 2018

We have spent many hours hanging out with the large dinosaurs in the carpark of Kellyville Pets also.