There’s still time to visit The Great Baby Dinosaur Show at Newcastle Museum. It’s on until 12 March 2022 and it’s a fun exhibition for families. It features lots of different animatronic dinosaurs which move and roar. PLEASE BOOK TICKETS ONLINE BEFORE VISITING NEWCASTLE MUSEUM.
This exhibition is best suited to dino-loving families with kids under 8. The baby dinosaurs aren’t too big and scary.
All your favourites are here including T-Rex, pterosaurs, triceratops and velociraptors.
Your kids can walk around and see the dinosaurs and even get up close and touch them.
The lighting changes so you can see the dinosaurs in daylight and then in darker conditions of the night.
Get your kids to pose in the dinosaur shells. It makes a great photo.
What makes this exhibition super fun is that it is presented as an agricultural show. Museum staff have judged the baby dinosaurs and awarded different ribbons like ‘Best Roar’ and ‘Coolest Spikes’ to the ‘Most Colourful Scales’.
But you’ll need to vote to decide the overall winner.
Scan the QR code with your phone and you’ll be connected to a voting form.
Vote for your favourite baby dinosaur. The winner will be announced when the show finishes up on 12 March 2022.
What we like about this show is that it isn’t too big. It’s perfect for little ones (8 and under) who like to see dinosaurs.
Expect to take 20 – 30 minutes to walk though and see the different dinos. It might be a shorter visit if your kids get bored or longer if your kids like the baby dinosaurs. (You’ll need to book in a date and time to see the exhibition and they are in 90 minute blocks).
Look for the information panels scattered around the exhibition. They provide more details about the different dinosaurs on show.
Don’t miss the talking tree. He’s a popular one with the kids.
The Great Baby Dinosaur Show opened on 11 December 2021 and will remain on show until 12 March 2022, with tickets available now via the Newcastle Museum website. Entrance to the show is located near the red hooks by the Museum front door.
Tickets cost $10 for adults, $7 for concession, $5 for children aged 3 and over. Free for kids 2 and under or Disability carers. For best value, choose a $25 Family Pass which gets you entry for 2 adults and 2 children. Please note Discover NSW voucher cannot be used to pay for ticket entry.
PLEASE BOOK TICKETS ONLINE BEFORE VISITING THE EXHIBITION
A range of dinosaur products made by local producers are also on sale at the Visitor Information Centre next door so families can take home their own locally-generated souvenir of the exhibition.
While you’re at Newcastle Museum, take some time and do a scavenger hunt at Museum Park. Newy with Kids, with the support of Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation, has created a family scavenger hunt for Museum Park. It’s free to download or you can pick one up at the Visitor Information Centre.
The site of the former Civic Train Station has now been transformed into a small urban park. Yet, it still contains remnants of its railway past. By completing the Museum Park scavenger hunt, you and your family will discover interesting things about its past as well as noticing new cultural items.
A scavenger hunt is a fun activity to enjoy during these COVID times. It’s a self-directed activity that families can do in their own time and in a COVID-Safe way. It doesn’t involve touching anything but rather observing and reading signs, plaques or places of interest.
Want more information on summer fun including activities and events? Check out the Newy with Kids Ultimate Guide to Summer in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & Hunter.
Started in late 2012 by a local mum, Newy with Kids has grown into a thriving go-to family guide for the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & Hunter region. Parents visit the Newy with Kids website to find things to do with babies, kids and teens. Whether it’s local attractions, upcoming events, kids eat free, school holiday activities or birthday party ideas, Newy with Kids is the best website for local parents to find local kid-friendly activities and information 24/7.