Museum of Central Australia Alice Springs
Natural Science Gallery
Natural Science Gallery

Museum of Central Australia

The Museum of Central Australia is based in the heart of Alice Springs.

It tells the story of the region's unique natural history, it follows the evolution of the landscape and the fascinating creatures that inhabited it.

From the big bang to the present day, meteorite fragments, fossils and interpretive displays detail the geological history of Central Australia.

The Museum of Central Australia also features a replica of an internationally-significant, ancient fossil site, located on remote Alcoota Station, that displays some of the surprising megafauna fossils found there.

MCA also houses Strehlow Research Centre, one of Australia's most important collections of film, sound, archival records and museum objects relating to Indigenous ceremonial life.

The facility is run by the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

  • Information

    Opening times

    • Tuesday:
    • Wednesday:
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    • Sunday:
    • Monday: Closed

    Entry cost

    • Indicative Prices tickets from $0 to $8.00
      Northern Territory Residents: Free. Adults: $8.00 Concession: $6.00. Children 4 and under: Free. Family Pass (2 x adults, 3 x children): $20.
    • Child tickets from $0 to $6.00
      Northern Territory Residents: Free Children/Concession: $6.00 Children 4 and under: Free Family Pass (2 x adults, 3 x children): $20 Adult : $8.00


    • Carpark
    • Coach Parking
    • Conference/Convention Facilities
    • Enquiry Desk
    • Lockers
    • Public Toilet
    • Free Wifi


    Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

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