Dinosaur Festival 2018

October School Holidays

This October see, hear, touch and even smell the world of dinosaurs at our annual Dinosaur Festival. The Museum will be bursting at the seams with fun things to do and discover.

Demonstration: T.rex autopsy

29 Sept–14 Oct

Jarjums activity room promo

Our dinosaur expert will unravel the mystery around how this giant died.

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Drop-in activity room: Dino dioramas

29 Sept–14 Oct

Join us this school holiday for Dino Dioramas.

Recreate the world of dinosaurs!

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Lego drop-in activity room

29 Sept–14 Oct

LEGO drop-in activity

Build your own arctic, pre-historic or make-believe creatures out of LEGO bricks! This free play area is filled with thousands of LEGO bricks and a life-sized LEGO City snowmobile you can snap a photo with.

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Film screening: Monsters in the Outback

29 Sept–14 Oct

Scientist Kelly Strzepek presents Monsters in the Outback (2013), which was produced by Bearcage in collaboration with the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum and Eyecandy Animation.

Discover dramatic evidence proving that dinosaurs once roamed Australia in vast numbers.

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Scientist for a day: Palaeontologist

3 & 4 Oct

A young child posing in front of a T.rex jaw, photographed by Daniel Boud

A full-day workshop including a behind-the-scenes tour of our dinosaur fossil collection guided by a real-life palaeontologist.

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Theatre: Dinosaurs in the Sky

3, 4, 5, 10, 11 & 12 Oct

Archaeopteryx lithographica illustration based on skeletal reconstruction of fossils from Germany. Late Jurassic, 155 - 150 million years ago.

Have you ever heard that birds are modern-day dinosaurs? Learn about the incredible evolution of land giant to sky glider.

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Talk: The dirt on dinosaurs

5 Oct

Grazier David Elliott examines the femur bone of Matilda a sauropod he found on his property north east of Winton. Elliott plans to construct a museum on a nearby mesa to house the Big Lizards. In taking this photo, many of the bones were housed in a locked freight container and as an old beaten up Toyota ute was often used to ferry bones from the dig sites around the property, I thought it would tie in well along with David's trademark hat. I think the photo also illustrates a bit of the wild West.

Delve into the secrets of palaeontology with Dr Steve Salisbury, acclaimed University of Queensland dinosaur and crocodile expert.

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Workshop: Geology rocks!

5 Oct

Two young children pointing a flashlight on a rock that glowed.

Discover how geologists work in this interactive, half-day science workshop.

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Theatre workshop: Prehistoric playground

8 & 9 Oct

Winny Saur, the AM's resident Muttaburrasaurus puppet, performing at the Australian Museum and interacting with a young child.

Drama and science come together this school holiday in our popular full-day dinosaur theatre workshop!

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