Dreaming of dinosaurs — a journey in palaeontology


Thursday 19 October | 5pm - 6pm 
4.45pm for a 5pm start. 


Standard | $10
Concession | $8
Junior | $8


Friend Members receive 15% off ticket pricing for this event.

Explore Australia's dinosaur legacy with Dr Stephen Poropat as we better understand the science behind the scenes of Australian palaeontology!

Dive into the fascinating world of Australian palaeontology and journey back in time to the Cretaceous Period (145–66 million years ago). Australia's fossil record of dinosaurs and their contemporaries has long been shrouded in mystery, but this is changing rapidly, thanks to citizen science, regional museums, and exciting discoveries.

Join Dr Stephen Poropat, a research associate in palaeontology at Curtin University, as he explores the secrets hidden within the Otway and Gippsland basins of Victoria and the Eromanga Basin of Queensland. Gain insight into the captivating science behind Australian palaeontology and explore what life was like in ancient Australia.

This talk is an engaging adventure suitable for curious minds aged 8 and up. 

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