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Museum of Central Australia

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

It tells the story of the region's unique natural history, following 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

    Activities

    • Galleries Museums and Collections
    • Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

    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

    Facilities

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

    Accessibility

    Caters for people who use a wheelchair. Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

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