Australian Museum

The Australian Museum (AM) will reopen with free general admission to the public on Saturday 28 November 2020, showcasing a 15-month, $57.5 million transformation known as Project Discover.

To celebrate the reopening, general admission to the AM will be free during the opening season, allowing anyone to access the vast collections, permanent exhibitions, enhanced public spaces and cafés as often as they wish.

Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family, an update on one of the Museum’s most popular exhibitions, will open in the AM’s brand-new blockbuster gallery. Perfect for all ages, this unique exhibition focuses on the eclectic Tyrannosaur family and contains a colossal collection of skeletons, skulls, fossil eggs and even fossilised dinosaur dung, revealing the stories and science behind these astonishing carnivores. Secure your timed tickets now.

The popular Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year exhibition will return to the AM in time for reopening. Witness nature at its most dramatic in this stunning exhibition of over 100 large-format photographs. Entry is free.

The AM was founded in 1827 and is the nation’s first museum. It is internationally recognised as a natural science and culture institution focused on Australia and the Pacific. With more than 21.9 million objects and specimens and the Australian Museum Research Institute (AMRI), the AM is not only a dynamic source of reliable scientific information on some of the most pressing environmental and social challenges facing our region, but also an important site of cultural exchange and learning.

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Australian Museum
1 William St

(02) 9320 6000


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Entry Fees

General admission: To celebrate the reopening, general admission to the AM will be free for everyone for a limited time.

Special exhibition tickets to Tyrannosaurs - Meet the Family:
• $20 Adult
• $16 Concession
• $10 Child
• $51.00 Family (2 adults, 2 children)
• $34.00 Family (1 adult, 2 children)
• $8.50 Family additional child
• Free and discounted tickets to special exhibitions available for AM Members

Opening Hours

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Open every day except Christmas Day. Currently closed until spring 2020