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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.

Toddler program

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

Browse events by month

Check out our calendar for Friends Mkids events including school holiday movies and tales for toddlers.

Fun at home

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

Remember your visit

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

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.

Plan your visit

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

Fun at home

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

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