Dinosaur Festival

Dinosaur Festival 2017

Dinosaur Festival - 23 September to 8 October 2017

Become a T.rexpert at this year’s Dinosaur Festival! Witness the world’s first anatomically correct and extremely life-like T. rex which makes its permanent home in the Dinosaur Gallery. The museum will be bursting at the seams with fun things to do, see and discover.

Jurassic Park Got it Wrong

21 Sep

Lythronax argestes | Photographer: Gary Staab © AP Photo/Natural History Museum of Utah

New discoveries from Utah reveal amazing new dinosaur species, including the King of Gore.

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National Geographic: T.rex Autopsy

23 Sep-8 Oct

Life size T.rex model at Australian Museum carpark, photographed by Abram Powell

Get up close and personal with a life-sized T.Rex — complete with internal organs!

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Screening – National Geographic
T.Rex Autopsy

23 Sep-8 Oct

Still from the film 'T-rex Autopsy' © National Geographic

Prepare to peel back the skin of one of nature’s most extraordinary predators.

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Drop-in Activity
Fossil Making and Geode Cracking

23 Sep-8 Oct

A young girl smashing a geode, photographed by Abram Powell

Make your own fossil or crack open a geode to uncover what's inside!

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Billie and the Dinosaurs

26-28 Sep

Billy and the Dinosaurs | Copyright David Willis

What happens when dinosaurs follow you home? Join us for storytelling adventures and discovery.

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Geology Rocks
Presented by Fizzics Education

26 Sept & 6 Oct

Geologist Rocks workshop promo

Discover how geologists work, investigate how minerals are used and landforms are made, and even pan for precious gold!

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Scientist for a Day: Paleontologist

28 & 29 Sep

Kids unleashing their inner dinosaur nerd at Scientist for a Day: Paleontologist, photographed by Abram Powell

Would you like to spend all day thinking about dinosaurs? Well, some scientists do! Find out what it's like to be a palaeontologist.

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Dinosnore

29 & 30 Sep

Dinosnore sleepovers | Photographer: Abram Powell

Ever wonder what happens in the Museum when everyone's gone home? Spend an unforgettable night with the dinosaurs.

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Puppet Making Workshop
Presented by Erth Visual & Physical Inc.

3 Oct

Dinosaur puppets | © Erth Visual & Physical Inc.

Discover tips and tricks of puppet construction and get coaching in puppetry manipulation and performance from the best in the field.

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Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model

4 Oct

Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model

An inspirational film following Taylor and her aunt, Bryony Kimmings, as they launch their very own alternative palaeontologist popstar.

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Dino Disco

4 Oct

A young girl on headphones in a Dino Disco event, photographed by Abram Powell

Party like it’s 65 million years ago and learn to ‘walk the dinosaur’ at this Silent Disco

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Scientist for a Day: Geologist

5 & 6 Oct

Kids exploring the earth's crust as part of Scientist for a Day - Geologist program, photographed by Abram Powell

Learn the difference between rocks and minerals, study parts of the earth's crust, and spend a day discovering why geology rocks!

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The Volcano Show

5-7 Oct

The Volcano Show promo image showing two children with a volcano model

Explore the exciting world of volcanoes and earthquakes in this action-packed science show.

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