Museum in a Box - Dinosaurs
Museum in a Box® is available for set three week loan periods and can be sent to any educational institution across Australia.
The word dinosaur means terrible lizard. Dinosaurs were a group of extraordinary animals that lived during and dominated the Mesozoic Era, or Age of Reptiles (from 245 to 65 million years ago). They existed in a fantastic range of shapes and colours and possessed some amazing defence weaponry - armour-plating and very effective teeth and claws. While some dinosaurs were up to 50 metres long or weighed up to 50 tonnes, some were about the size of a chicken. It has been suggested that feathered dinosaurs with clumsy flight are the ancestors of modern birds. Australian dinosaur fossils are relatively recent discoveries and are featured in the Dinosaurs box.
- Dinosaur models
- Activity booklets
- Become pals with a Palaeontologist
- Bone in the Stone
- The Winton Stampede
- Large footprint cast
- Minmi skin cast
- Footprint moulds
- Fact sheets
- DVD 'Muttaburrasaurus', Film Australia
- Books on Australian Dinosaurs
- Information panels
Karen Player , Manager Museum Outreach