Queensland Museum exhibition: Giants of the Past


One of Australia’s most complete dinosaur skeletons, an amazing replica of a world-famous dinosaur trackway and fossils over 100 million years old are all featured in this exhibition telling the story of life in the Mesozoic era.   

The Mesozoic era, a period spanning 65 – 251 million years ago, was a time of massive climate change and tectonic upheavals and is known as the “Age of Dinosaurs”.

Giants of the Past features our famous, life-size reconstructed dinosaur skeleton – the Muttaburrasaurus langdoni. Visitors can also see the extraordinary replica of the Lark Quarry trackway, which is the only recorded evidence of a dinosaur stampede in the world, featuring more than 3,000 dinosaur footprints.

Also on display are fossils from dinosaurs including the Wintonotitan wattsi, believed to have been up to 16 metres long, and Australia’s oldest dinosaur skeleton, the extraordinary Rhoetosaurus brownei.

Step back in time as you meet the Giants of the Past – at Queensland Museum South Bank until 31 December 2013.

For more information on this and other upcoming exhibitions, visit http://www.southbank.qm.qld.gov.au/Events+and+Exhibitions/Exhibitions/2012/01/Giants+of+the+Past

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