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Dinosaur rEvolution: Secrets of Survival

7 March - 13 September 2020

Dinosaurs ruled the world for 169 million years and vanished 65 million years ago – but did they all go extinct?

Fossils found in China with skin and soft tissue, and even feathers and quills, provide evidence that birds were the last branch in the dinosaur family tree. They revealed secrets of an evolutionary arms-race: and only the smallest dinosaurs would fly away to survive extinction!

Come and see their fascinating skeletons, run your hands over fossil casts including a nest of dinosaur eggs, and unearth fossils from a dig pit. Discover whether T. Rex really did have brown scales!

Three animatronic dinosaurs will sense you approach. Hear them roar and watch them move, but don’t worry, they won’t bite. 

NOTE: During COVID-19 Level 2 the dig pit will be closed and fossil casts cannot be handled.

 

Admission prices:

Dinosaur rEvolution (incl GST)

Adult - $12.00

Child (3-14 years) - $9.00

Child (0-2 years) - Free

Concession (Gold card, community card, student) - $11.00

Small Family (1 Adult, 2 Children) - $28.00

Family (2 adults, up to 4 children) - $40.00

 

Exscite/Dino Combo Special

Adult - $15.00

Child (3-14 years) - $13.50

Child (0-2 years) - Free

Concession (Gold card, community card, student) - $13.50

Small Family (1 Adult, 2 Children) - $38.00

Family (2 adults, up to 4 children) - $60.00

 

The Exscite science gallery is jam-packed with interactive, science based activities for young people to actively learn while having fun. This combined offer with Dinosaur rEvolution: Secrets of Survival allows half-price entry into Exscite.  

 

Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

 

Related Event:

Dinosaurs: Secrets of the Skin

15 August 2020, 11am-3pm, Free event

We now know dinosaurs had feathers. What would our favourite dinosaurs look like with feathers instead of scales and skin? Pull up a seat at the craft table and use your imagination to draw, colour and design your personal dinosaur with tutor Vivien Hendy.

More info.

 

Education programmes 

Education programmes supporting the science curriculum are available for this exhibition.

 

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 Images provided courtesy of Gondwana Studios