Dig to discover the amazing fossil history of South Australia. Learn more about life in the past and the stories in the rocks and bones. Enjoy an interactive program of discovery and visit the fossil galleries, in particular, the newly re-opened Ediacaran Fossils Gallery.
Self-guided Fossil Trail: Window into the Past
1-23 March, 10am-4pm
Collect from Main Foyer
Best suited ages 5+
Step back in time with a self-guided fossil trail that explores some of the Museum’s fossil stories. Look through the window to stop and notice the details.
1-23 March, weekdays 11am-4pm, weekends 11am-3pm
Information Centre, L1
Best suited ages 5+
Bring your mystery fossils along to the Information Centre for identification.
Piece by Piece
5-21 March on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10am-12noon
Megafauna Gallery, L3
Suits all ages
Find out what happens behind the scenes to prepare fossils.
Short Talks: Microbes, Monsters and Molecules
14 March, 6.30-7.30pm
Pacific Cultures Gallery, Mezzanine
Best suited ages 12+
Join a panel from the South Australian Museum’s internationally-renowned Palaeontology team as they share their world-class fossil research and discoveries from right here in South Australia. Hang out in the Palaeo Lounge to meet the Palaeontologists and ask all your fossil questions.
Ediacaran gutless wonders – Dr Jim Gehling, Senior Research Scientist
Cambrian biological warfare – Dr Diego C. Garcia-Bellido, Honorary Research Associate
Unknown unknowns in today’s world – Dr Mike Lee, Senior Research Scientist
6-6.45pm (ages 6-12), 7-7.45pm (ages 13-17), 8-8.45pm (ages 18+)
Fossil Galleries, L3
Cost: $12 per person (torches provided). Bookings essential.
Note: Max 25 per tour. Parents and caregivers are included in booking numbers for 6pm and 7pm tours. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please limit to one adult per child for 6pm and 7pm tours.
Join singing performer Professor Flint on his exploration of the Museum’s fossil galleries after dark in these illuminating and entertaining tours.
Let’s go back a long, long, long time ago and dig for buried treasure of the fossil variety! This program is designed especially for children 3-5 years old.
Catching the Ediacara Wave: Just how different was life in the South Australian oceans 550 million years ago?