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  • Open today 9am–5pm
  • 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.

Little Faces at the National Museum

Join the team from the National Portrait Gallery for singing, movement and playful activities inspired by The Studio: Collections Up Close Tjanpi figures display.

Winter Holiday Happenings

Warm up this winter with dragon dancing, Kung Fu, and art and craft activities inspired by the Historical Expression of Chinese Art exhibition.

Toddler program

Book into our regular toddler program for gallery exploration and craft activities.

Plan your visit

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

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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