Dig It Opening Weekend

1-2 March

Prehistoric Playpen
1 & 2 March, 10am-4pm
Megafauna Gallery, L3
Best suited to children under 5 years

A relaxing play space of books, dress-ups and prehistoric soft toys that explore animals from long, long ago. 

 

Performance: Dinosaurs Down Under and Other Curiosities
1&2 March, 11-11.45am & 2-2.45pm
Main Foyer
All ages

Sing and dance with performer Professor Flint to explore Australia’s dinosaurs and other amazing creatures from long ago.

 

Owl Pellet Dissection and Bone Sorting
1&2 March, 11am-3pm
Main Foyer
Best suited ages 8+

What can owl pellets teach us about biodiversity and life in the past? Practise the skills of a palaeontologist to discover for yourself in this interactive experience.

 

Fossil Curiosity Cart
1&2 March, 11am-2pm
Museum Front Lawns
Best suited ages 3+

Get up close with fossils and holds millions of years of history in the palm of your hand.

 

Walk & Talk Guided Tour
2 March, 2.30-3.15pm
Meet in Main Foyer
Best suited ages 8+

Journey back in time on this guided tour through the galleries with the Museum’s Evolutionary Palaeobiologist Dr Mike Lee. 

 

Short Talks: I Want to be a Palaeontologist
2 March, 1-2pm
Pacific Cultures Gallery, Mezzanine
Best suited ages 12+

Do you have an interest in fossils and the world of palaeontology? Are you considering palaeontology or earth science as a future area of study or a career? Join three young PhD students from Flinders University as they share their stories with you. Stay on in the palaeo lounge to meet these students and ask all your fossil questions.