Dig It: An Adelaide Festival Event

27 February 2014

Dig pits

1-23 March, 10am-4pm

Join us on the South Australian Museum’s front lawns from this weekend, and unearth bones, fossil imprints and ancient sea beds in an exciting Adelaide Festival-programmed event: Dig It @ The Museum.

Budding palaeontologists can try their hand at finding creatures from millions of years ago, in giant dig pits.

This free event will link visitors to the story of how life on Earth began. Our 560-million-year-old fossils are some of the oldest evidence of life on the planet and can be found in the Flinders Ranges. The Museum is the guardian of the specimens and our teams produce internationally-renowned research on the fossils.

South Australian Museum Director Mr Brian Oldman says the Museum is collaborating with other artistic events such as the Adelaide Festival to celebrate the benefits of science.

“This is a free family event will attract audiences of all ages to come along to our lawns and enjoy hands-on activities linked to the knowledge of our world-class palaeontology team.

“The South Australian Museum will support Dig It @ The Museum with a range of other fossil-related programs to celebrate palaeontology – and hopefully inspire a few young visitors to choose science as a career.”

The Museum is proud to host this event in association with the Adelaide Festival.

Combine this engaging hands-on exploration ‘in the field’ with a visit to the newly reopened First Life: Ediacara Biota Gallery, which displays fascinating finds and interactivity to delight all ages.

 

For media enquiries, contact South Australian Museum Publicist Alex Parry.