Discover More Explore-a-saurus

This exhibition features animatronic reconstructions of some of the world’s most famous dinosaurs. These include Muttaburrasaurus, one of the most complete dinosaur skeleton specimens ever found in Australia, and of course the carnivorous Tyrannosaurus rex, King of the Cretaceous Period.

Uncover fossils and bones, compare the types of plants that dinosaurs ate, examine insects under microscopes, recreate the sounds of various dinosaurs and find out how they digested their food. Look through the eyes of different dinosaurs to learn how carnivores and herbivores saw the world differently.

Things to see and do

  • Discover dinosaurs from around the world. See how scientists think they may have looked, sounded and moved.
  • Travel back in time to Queensland 90 million years ago. What left footprints in the mud and what can those footprints tell us?
  • Compare the bones you uncover in our dig pit.  Could it be a Carnivore or Herbivore?
  • Experiment with creating dinosaur sounds by examining the shape of some dinosaur skulls.
  • Detect ancient animals trapped in amber.
  • Take home your own fossil rubbing of plants that might have been munched for a dinosaur lunch.  Some plants could still be growing in your garden, school grounds or park, today.

Meet the dinosaurs

Learning Resources

A range of Learning Resources are available for you to learn more in your home or classroom.

Schools & Groups

Find out more about planning a visit for your school or group to Explore-a-saurus.