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Australian Age of Dinosaurs, Winton
Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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We started our day feeling very flat and like we'd hit a wall after 10 months on the road so hadn't even planned on stopping here. We were so glad we did stop. We have come accross many "fossil sites"... read more »
This was our second visit and it was wonderful to see the valley below so green. Our first visit was in 2014 and it was a dry desert then. The guides are so informative and it is great to learn about ... read more »
This place has a small number of impressive bones for several distinct dinosaurs found in the area in the collection room. The tour is two-fold and you visit both the collection room and the lab. The ... read more »
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.
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!
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.
Fascinating exhibition made memorable by the enthusiastic and friendly staff. Don’t miss taking a walk around the Jump Up for some wonderful views.
Amazing museum. Amazing Staff. Amazing Experience. Anyone traveling to Central Queensland should be sure to stop here. It will enthrall children and educate them and adults. Amazing displays, local fossils, and you can participate in excavations and lab work. Good views across the landscape as well.
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