Dinosaur Garden undercover play area - TEMPORARILY CLOSED

The Dinosaur Garden on Level 0 is temporarily closed until further notice.  

We can’t wait to do the Stegosaurus Stomp with you again soon in the Dino Garden, but we are still closed. You can still say hello to your dinosaur friends through a range of viewing areas throughout the museum including windows on Level 2, the Mezz, Level 1 and SparkLab and of course on Grey Street.  


The Dinosaur Garden is a fun hands-on space to explore energy in your world. We use energy to move, to work and to play. We plug in appliances at home and eat food to get energy for our bodies. We even talk about energy; how to reduce how much we use and how to make energy cost less.

T-rex and Triceratops will start your adventure, as they welcome you to the Dinosaur Garden. Step back in time to discover how dinosaurs lived and moved and find out what these huge dinosaurs ate to get energy for their bodies. T-rex’s teeth will give you a clue!

From the past to the present, put yourself in the energy picture. Choose food for energy and explore how simple home appliances are energy hungry. Make choices to balance your home energy and challenge your friends on the energy bikes.

Under the hungry eyes of T-rex, think about the future and commit at the Energy Action Wall to make choices to live more sustainably.

Things to see and do

  • Turn on appliances in the home and find out how much energy you are using. Are you in the green zone for low energy use or are you an extreme energy user?
  • Challenge your friends as you ride the energy bike. Can you pedal fast enough to make energy to turn on a TV? Which appliances need more energy to make them work?
  • How did you travel to the Museum? Turn the wheels to find out which type of transport is the most energy efficient.
  • Choose food for energy. Select foods that will give you the right amount of energy to play sports or visit the museum.
  • Imagine and support a sustainable future, by making choices at the Energy Action Wall.
  • Explore our prehistoric environment, including life-sized dinosaurs, dinosaur eggs and hatchlings, dinosaur footprints, rocks and fossils, and some of the plants and animals that helped form coal.
  • Be photographed with the T-rex or Triceratops.
  • Watch closely as our dinosaur eggs begin to hatch and compare dino eggs to other animal eggs.
  • See how science can uncover new information about our prehistoric past and the animals that lived during that time.
  • Meet our cartoon dinosaur Rex as he pops up all around the exhibition, inviting you to play, do, think and learn. Rex might be 65 million years old but he still loves to have fun!
  • Burn off some energy with the Dancing Dino Shadow Show!

Discover more about the exhibition

Explore energy and you and dinosaurs in the Dinosaur Garden

View Learning Resources for teachers and students.

Refuel in the Dinosaur Garden 

The Dinosaur Garden is a great space to rest and have refreshments. After refuelling, burn off some energy playing, learning, dancing and singing.

Event Details

Level 0 Dinosaur Garden
Playasaurus Place