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“A must for little kids”

National Dinosaur Museum
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Owner description: The National Dinosaur Museum is Australia's largest permanent display of prehistoric specimens, located in Gold Creek Village near Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. The museum's exhibition follows the evolution of life, with a particular focus on dinosaurs. With an annual patronage of 100,000 visitors, the museum is one of the most popular attractions in the Australian Capital Territory. The gift shop stocks a range of natural history books, dinosaur replicas, toys, fossils, crystals, minerals and meteorites.
Australia
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A must for little kids”
Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

We took our toddler here who had the best morning walking around the dinosaurs. Outside on the front there are some fabulous large models. The entry fee is a little steep but not too bad given the time we spent in there and the activities available. on entry inside, there is a small museum upstairs with moving dinosaurs and some more scientific info. Downstairs there is an area for the kids with colouring in, puzzles and pictures. The shop is generally pretty affordable and there are some great fossils and rocks.
Overall, this place exceeded my expectations and more importantly kept my 2 year old entertained.

Visited June 2013
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NDMCanberra, Social Media Manager at National Dinosaur Museum, responded to this review, June 22, 2013
Thank you for the detailed feedback - we always appreciate hearing about your experience at our museum. We try to cater for children of all ages, so it is great to hear that your two-year-old enjoyed himself or herself. Thank you for visiting!
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Canberra, Australia
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“Kids loved it”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

Great place to take the kids for a couple of hours of fun (mine are 3 and 5) with enough to keep it interesting for parents too. Worth a visit.

Visited June 2013
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NDMCanberra, Social Media Manager at National Dinosaur Museum, responded to this review, June 22, 2013
Thank you for your review! While we know dinosaurs are always fun for young children, we're happy to hear that you got something out of the experience too. Our dinosaur and fossil knowledge is always being updated by palaeontologists, so there is always something new to learn about these amazing creatures. Thanks for visiting!
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Loved It”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

Although this is not the biggest place. It is really packed full of interesting exhibits and you can learn alot about the dinosaurs. If you like dinos then definately come and see this place. Also cockington green is straight across the road which is also a must see!

Visited July 2012
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NDMCanberra, Social Media Manager at National Dinosaur Museum, responded to this review, June 22, 2013
Thank you for your review! Glad to hear that you found the museum interesting and educational! There's lots to see and do in Gold Creek. Thanks for visiting.
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Sydney, Australia
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“must see for dinosaur enthusiasts!”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

This place was Cloud 9 for our 4-year old. We had to visit twice in a row because she just would not leave this place. They had a large collection of dinosaurs that looked real and some of them have sensors that activate movement and sounds. The souvenir shop had so much variety and there were a couple of spots where kids can play. The staff were very knowledgeable and very friendly. They also had fossils, various stones and even jewelry for sale, Dino Dan's DVDs, plush dinosaur toys, gadgets, key rings, etc. Kids can just spend hours and hours here. There was a lot of dinosaurs out in the lawn as well. We had a grand time taking photos. Cockington Green Gardens in just a stone's throw away.

Visited May 2013
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NDMCanberra, Social Media Manager at National Dinosaur Museum, responded to this review, May 18, 2013
Fantastic photos! Thank you for visiting and for your wonderful review. We're so happy to hear that you and your daughter had such a great time.
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Sydney, Australia
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“national dinosaur museum,canberra”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

The National Dinosaur Museum is great and fun. Filled with dinosaurs and tour guides with knowledge from all 4 dinosaur era's.It is located in Canberra ,Australia with a short walk from Gold Creek Hotel. It is reasonably medium size with huge Dinosaurs out the front.The tour guides are incredible at entertaining children and teaching them.I recommend that you see the national dinosaur museum at night it really makes it worth while!.

over all this museum is awesome for children and all right for parents if they want to learn about dinosaurs

Visited April 2013
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NDMCanberra, Social Media Manager at National Dinosaur Museum, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Thank you for the feedback. It sounds like you had a lovely visit at our museum, as well as at the other attractions Canberra has to offer.

Thanks for visiting!
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