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Australian Age of Dinosaurs is a hands-on museum focused on Australia’s evolutionary history, in particular the discovery, conservation, and research of Australia’s dinosaurs. It boasts the world’s largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils. This is the only facility in the world that allows the public to access the typing room, where original bones are kept and matched with any other similar bones. You might even have a chance to help researchers with a dig or preparation of fossils. At the theater/museum area, the bones of Matilda on are display and kids can watch an animated movie of dinosaurs. Australian Age of Dinosaurs is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Winton Edition.
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Only a short drive out of Winton we visited the Australian Age of Dinosaurs on a hot and dusty day and loved it. You have to do the museum's tour though to get the benefit of seeing the mass of huge b... more »
A must see in Winton. Located 5 klms south of Winton, it is then an 11 klm drive on a good dirt road, to a great experience. This is an independent non profit museum, and it has been very well set up.... more »
95 million years dinosaur bones lay dormant until they were stumbled across by a grazier named Elliott. The rest is history from there and history is still being made today with the discovery of anoth... more »
Great place to take the kids. A great story behind how this place came to be as well. Make sure you do the walk between the areas too so you can take in the views. It's certainly going to evolve into an amazing place in the coming years (excuse the pun). We will definitely be back and hopefully the road will be finished by then too!
It is a good start for a venue, I can see where improvements can be made. Very interesting presentation for the viewing area, you can only access it by the arranged tour. The laboratory tour was very informative and interesting too, I preferred it. It would be better if there was more displays, like the walk between the main building and the laboratory, if they had some informative plaques(other than the ones about the trees) or wire frames of dinosaurs etc. Even a playground for kids waiting for tours.
Grace the tour guide is your preferred hostess with the mostess! Ask when she is doing a talk and time your visit to coincide - you won't regret it! Australoventator and the Muttabuttasaurus are the stars of the show.
Great place to visit for all, educational, fun and very scenic. There are some good stories to see and hear from 95 million years ago.
Very good explanation from enthusiastic guides and an inspiring collection of dinosaur bones
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