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  • Free general admission

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

Tips for visiting: Rome: City and Empire is popular and our car park is filling quickly. We suggest you Plan your visit and consider taking our free Culture Loop shuttle bus.

Event When in Rome school holidays activities Time: 10am–1pm Date: Every weekday until 25 January 2019 Ticket information: $5

Weekdays 14–18 January and 21–25 January 2019
Dress up in a toga or stola, make a Roman laurel wreath or help complete our Roman bathhouse mosaic. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Bookings not required, but places are limited. Check out our free instructions for fun at home.

Event Rome school holidays chill-out zone Date: Every weekday until 25 January 2019 Ticket information: Free

Weekdays 14–18 January and 21–25 January 2019, 10am–1pm and 2–3.30pm
Play, read or relax in our Bay Window chill-out zone or try one of the self-guided activities inspired by Ancient Rome. In the mornings watch on as our artist, Byrd, creates a cardboard chariot. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Bookings not required, but places are limited

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

Browse events by month

Check our calendar for more on our regular toddler program, school holiday activities and Friends Mkids events including school holiday movies and tales for toddlers.

Plan your visit

Learn more about getting here, parking, maps and our parents room with toilet, change table and microwave.

Fun at home

Discover our free how-to instructions for crafting your own creations at home. These step-by-step instructions are inspired by our family activities.

Highlights for young historians

Short on time? Download and use this free one-page PDF guide to explore the Museum’s galleries and discover 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

Plan your visit


Answers to frequently asked questions about visiting the Museum, what to see if you’re short on time, what you can bring into the Museum and more.


More on how to access the National Museum’s building, exhibitions and events; special tours; lifts and toilets; hearing loops, large print and tactile guides and more.

Museum Friends

Join Mkids — for children 3 to 12 — exclusively for children in Friends membership groups, for free and discounted exhibition entry and 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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