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Join us for creative, hands-on activities for children and families. The Museum welcomes kids and encourages exploration of our exhibitions and outdoor spaces.

Australia Day festival

Join us on Saturday 26 January 2019 for tours, music, dance, demonstrations, games, food and fun inspired by the First Australians gallery and our Rome exhibition. Free, though costs apply for some activities


Discover our regular toddler program, school holiday activities and exclusive Friends Mkids events including school holiday movies and T'riffic tales for toddlers.

Plan your visit

More on getting here, parking, maps and our parents room with toilet, change table and microwave.

Fun at home

Check out our free instructions on crafting your own creations, inspired by our family activities.

Highlights for young historians

Short on time? Use this guide to explore the Museum’s galleries and discover a selection of amazing objects, stories and experiences.

Augmented Reality Trail

The Kspace Augmented Reality (AR) Trail app encourages kids to explore the Museum by finding characters from the Kspace games.

Check out our Kspace app


Answers to frequently asked questions about visiting the Museum, facilities for visitors and more.


How to access the National Museum’s building, exhibitions and events.

Museum Friends

Mkids – for children 3 to 12 is exclusively for children in Friends membership groups with free entry to exhibitions and discounted school holiday activities.

Remember your visit

Thanks for joining us for activities and events at the National Museum of Australia. We hope you enjoyed your experience.

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