A Night of Discovery
|When:||Thursday 16 February 2012
5:30pm - 9pm
|Where:||Port Lincoln Hotel
1 Lincoln Highway, Port Lincoln
Join the South Australian Museum as we take the Out of the Glass Case Roadshows to Port Lincoln with a twilight program that has something for everyone!
Performance: Dinosaurs Down Under
Join singing palaeontologist Professor Flint in a family-friendly adventure exploring the extraordinary dinosaurs and megafauna of Australia's ancient past. The eccentric Professor will introduce you to Jack the Slasher, the enormous scissor-toothed possum; the rhinoceros-sized wombat; and the giant flightless duck. Along the way, get a close look at a range of rare and fascinating fossils of ancient animals from Australia and around the world.
Discovery: Wonders Under the Sea
Chat with the museum's resident divers Thierry Laperousaz and Jo Bain about some of the latest discoveries from under the sea. Check out a display with some of the weirdest sea creatures from the South Australian Museum's collections. Ask your marine questions and bring along your natural marine objects for identification.
Talk: The Wildlife of Wildlife
8pm-8:45pm (suitable ages 16 years and up)
Let's talk about sex. Be enthralled with tales of the secret and not-so-secret sex lives of a myriad of weird and wonderful creatures. Why do fish change sex? Why do cuttlefish cross-dress? How big are whales' testicles, really? Find out if there's method in all this madness, or if it's just all for fun! Professor Steve Donnellan from the South Australian Museum and Professor Chris Daniels from the University of South Australia will captivate you with their tale on the need to breed, sometimes at speed!