A night of adventure awaits as you enter the Australian Museum after the doors have closed and the lights dimmed…the Museum’s halls are yours to explore.

Enjoy a buffet dinner and get up close to native Australian animals such as crocodiles, pythons and lizards before coming face-to-face with our resident Muttaburrasaurus – an Australian dinosaur that lived around 100 million years ago.

Embark on a tour by torchlight to discover the Australian Museum’s stories and treasures before relaxing in the theatrette to watch a family favourite film: ‘Night at the Museum’.

The evening is topped off by sleeping next to some old dinosaur favourites including Stegosaurus and Tyrannosaurus Rex.

In the morning, you will wake to a continental breakfast at our rooftop cafe followed by an exclusive viewing of our current special exhibition: Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year.

Ages: 6 – 12 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults are not permitted without a child. Adult to child ratio of 1:3 required for general public sleepovers.

Ticket price includes:
– Dinner and continental breakfast
– Encounter live native Australian animals such as crocodiles, pythons and lizards oh my! (Syllabus adapted for school groups. Simply inform AM staff of year group /Stage when booking)
– Torchlight tour of the Museum Galleries, including Wild Planet and Surviving Australia
– Screening of the film, ‘Night at the Museum’ in the Theatrette
– Sleep in the Dinosaur Gallery (sleeping equipment NOT included)
– Entry into the current special exhibition i.e. SPIDERS: Alive and Deadly! intil 16 July then ‘Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year’ from 11 August – 10 December.
– Children receive a goodybag to take home which includes a growing dinosaur egg!

What to bring:
– All sleeping equipment i.e. camping mat, sleeping bag, pillow, comfortable sleeping clothes
– Torch
– Tooth brush, toiletries and wash cloth (no showers available)
– Ear plugs and sleep mask (optional)
– Please note that the museum is unable to store personal belongings. Please refrain from bringing unnecessary valuables with you and please keep your valuables with you at all times.


Bumped By : Renata Brak

Renata is a mother of two active boys. She grew up in Hobart, before spending a few years abroad in Canada before settling in Sydney over 7 years ago. With a Masters degree in Art Curatorship, Renata loves the arts, and sharing interesting exhibition experiences with her family.

Opening Hours:

Address: Australian Museum, 1 William Street, 2010, Sydney, NSW
Events: Start Monday 1 January 2018 End: Tuesday 2 January 2018
Location : East
Age : 6-12 years
Cost : $120 Members child; $150 Members adult; $140 Non-members child; $180 Non-members adult (GST and booking fee included in ticket price)
Prebook : Yes
Parent Accompany Child : Yes
Changing facilities : Yes
Play Area : Yes
Pram Accessibility : Yes
Breastfeeding Area : Yes
Refreshments : Yes
In/Outdoor : Indoor
Parking : Street
Free Trial : No

DinoSnore at the Australian Museum

Australian Museum, 1 William Street, 2010, Sydney, NSW
Australian Museum, 1 William Street, 2010, Sydney, NSW

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