Monsters at the Museum

Artist impression of Gorgonopsians.

Have some fun in the sun in January’s School Holiday Program!

Relax on crash mats on the Museum lawns, handle collection items, splash in our rock pools and enjoy hands-on exploration of creatures from the Permian. 

To cool off, venture inside to check out the exhibition Life Before Dinosaurs: The Permian Monsters, sing and dance along to performances, and explore life in the past with a self-guided fossil trail. 

Life Before Dinosaurs Touch Trolley

13-17 & 20-24 January
10am-12noon
Museum front lawns
Best suited ages 5-12 years

Experience a hands-on exploration of creatures from the Permian. Science Communicator Carey Burke demonstrates how palaeontologists interpret fossil material to uncover the stories of prehistoric times. Bring your mystery fossil specimens along for identification! 

Valley of the Monsters with Professor Flint

13-17 & 20-24 January
12noon-1pm
Main Foyer, Ground floor
Best suited ages 5-12 years

Sing and dance with Professor Flint, the singing Scottish palaeontologist, and explore a world of prehistoric monsters!

Fossil Detectives: In Search of Monsters! 

13-17 & 20-24 January
2pm-3pm
Main Foyer, Ground floor
Best suited ages 5-12 years

Join fossil detectives Carey Burke and Professor Flint as they explore how palaeontologists discover the science behind the cool critters and magnificent monsters from millions of years ago. 

Self-guided Fossil Trail

13-24 January
10am-5pm
Collect in Main Foyer, Ground floor
Best suited ages 5-12 years

Follow the trail that takes you on a journey back in time through the Museum’s Ediacaran, Megafauna and Opal Fossil Galleries.