Museum of Central Australia

Galleries, Museums and Collections

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.

Facilities

Carpark Coach Parking Conference/Convention Facilities Disabled access available Enquiry Desk Free Wifi Lockers Museums Australia Public Toilet Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Visitor Information Centre Wheelchair access

Rates

Northern Territory Residents: Free

Adults: $8.00
Concession: $6.00
Children 4 and under: Free
Family Pass (2 x adults, 3 x children): $20

Nearby Things to Do

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Front of precinct

Alice Springs Heritage Precinct

Alice Springs

General view of the cemetery grounds, with Harold Lasseter’s grave.

Alice Springs General Cemetery

Araluen, Alice Springs

Old Gaol Shop

Women’s Museum of Australia and Old Gaol Alice Springs (National Pioneer Womens Hall of Fame)

Alice Springs

Adelaide House, John Flynn, Alice Springs, Heritage, Central Australia, Colonial history

Adelaide House Museum

Alice Springs

Pintubi Nine First Nation people posing for a photo on a salt lake

Diamantina Touring Company

Alice Springs

Our helicopter pad in town beside the Crown Plaza Lasseters

Alice Springs Helicopters

Alice Springs

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