Darwin - Top One Free Thing to Do with Kids This Summer

Darwin is an amazing kid friendly city. But visiting in the summer (wet season), especially with kids is problematic. The days are hot, extremely humid and pretty uncomfortable if you are buzzing about trying to do the tourist thing. There can be daily thunderstorms, extremely heavy rain and regular flash flooding. And there are stingers in the water! Most of the best free things to do, especially the outdoor ones (eg the Minil Sunset Markets) are closed during the wet season.

So… as a compromise for this great tropical city, we give you our top one free thing to do with kids this summer!

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is the Northern Territory's premier cultural organisation — completely free, very kid friendly and most importantly indoors and air conditioned (so a wonderful escape from the full force of nature outside)!

Set in a scenic location overlooking the Arafura Sea in Darwin, MAGNT is home to internationally renowned artistic, cultural and scientific collections and research programs. Highlights for the kids include:

  • Sweetheart the Saltwater Crocodile

  • Cyclone Tracey Exhibition

  • Indigenous Art

  • Local Flora and Fauna Exhibitions

MAGNT also has a dedicated area just for kids called The Discovery Centre. This is a fun and creative space for kids and families. Drop in daily from 1-3pm for free arts and craft activities; pull up a comfy bean bag and explore the children’s book and puzzle library or just enjoy a bit of quiet time out with your youngsters.


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