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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.

Get creative and explore the fascinating world of animation, inspired by DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition.

26 January at the National Museum

Join us for family-friendly activities inspired by the First Australians gallery and our new bush Forecourt Garden.

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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