The Bar Before Time
Fridays | 5pm – 8pm
8 July - 21 October
(excluding 15 & 29 July and 7 October)
Standard | $25
Concession | $22.50
Group 6+ | $22.50
Can't visit during the day? Enjoy the Dinosaurs of Patagonia exhibition in the evening with our Bar Before Time!
Share a tipple with Patagotitan and re-discover the world of dinosaurs that had you so captivated as a youngster.
We're unlocking the doors to larger-than-life fossils every Friday evening from 5pm - 8pm.
Explore the exhibition at your own pace with music, performance and talks. Enjoy late-night conversations giving you some insight into paleontology, curation and the intriguing worlds of dinosaurs. Grab a bite to eat from the carnivores & herbivores menu and quench your thirst with our dino cocktails.
It's a great excuse to unwind at the end of the week, absorb the history and discover something new with friends, family or colleagues.
Ticketed entry grants access between 5pm - 8pm. Ages 18+ only. Food and drinks are available for purchase.
Jurassic times call for Jurassic measures, don’t be left planning your next group function last minute. Browse our catering package designed to enhance your prehistoric after-dark experience with friends. Enquire Now: firstname.lastname@example.org
Performance by Funked Up Brass 6pm and 7pm (10 mins)
Get into the music of USA’s 'Dirty South,' as well as 'brassified' and 'funkified' hits of the decades.
Music by Jamilla 5pm - 7pm
Jamilla joins us again for another brilliant DJ set.
Jurassic Drag with Cougar Morrison 5pm - 8pm
45 minutes of gruelling dinosaur and dino-adjacent trivia Quiz Night!
Music by DJ Beryl Streep 5pm - 8pm
DJ Beryl Streep is the guise of San Cisco drummer and vocalist Scarlett Stevens.
Dino talk with expert Rhys Meyerkort 6pm - 7.30pm
Join dinosaur expert Rhys Meyerkort as he takes us through some famous depictions of dinosaurs in film, discussing the accuracies and inaccuracies we see on screen.
Music by DJ Beryl Streep 5pm - 8pm
Beryl’s back for another round of curated tunes.
Dino talks with expert Professor Kate Trinajstic 6pm - 7.30pm
Topic: Death, Decay and Fossilised Mush
How do you get the umbilical cord of an embryo in one of the earliest jawed vertebrates preserved? What about other soft parts such as muscles, eyes and brains? The fossils of the Gogo Formation in Western Australia tell us the fascinating story of when just enough decay prevents the soft parts of the animal turning to mush.
Music by DJ Aslan 5pm - 8pm
DJ Aslan returns to Bar Before Time for another round of eclectic and lively songs.
Jurassic Drag: Event information
Jurassic Drag is 45 minutes of gruelling dinosaur and dino-adjacent trivia! Brush up on your knowledge of all things pop culture (or just be completely surprised) at The Bar Before Time for this ridiculous and hilarious session.
Participation is simple. The quiz starts at 6:30pm and no pre-enrolment is required. Come along before the start time, grab a question sheet from one of our Visitor Services Officers, nab a table and follow the prompts of the MC.
Not interested in the quiz? That’s fine too. The bar and gallery will remain open for the duration of the evening for all ticket holders, so if Jurassic Drag isn’t your vibe feel free to roam the exhibition, drink in hand.
Goofy prizes will be up for grabs for quiz winners and runners-up. Also, in this technological age, we’ll be adopting a casual honesty policy to encourage all quiz participants to refrain from looking up the answers on their phones. We look forward to seeing you there, whether you’re quizzing or not!