Lost Creatures

Lost Creatures introduces you to some of Queensland’s long-lost inhabitants, including dinosaurs, giant marine reptiles and megafauna. Meet some of our state’s inhabitants from millions of years ago and marvel at their diversity and immense size. Find out about the challenges they faced at a time of great upheaval and change.

Featuring some of our most significant fossil finds, our famous Muttaburrasaurus reconstruction and new 3D modelling of Queensland dinosaurs, this is a larger than life exhibition you won’t want to miss!

Things to see and do

  • New 3D digital models of dinosaurs and megafauna
  • A full-size reconstruction of a Rhoetosaurus hind leg (over 2 metres tall!)
  • Sections of dinosaur footprints from Lark Quarry that have never been displayed before
  • Multimedia displays showing selected Queensland dinosaurs at their full size
  • Touchable fossil of an unidentified marine reptile

Level 2. Free admission.


Recreating Lark Quarry footprints

Queensland Museum Palaeontologist Dr Scott Hocknull discusses the Lark Quarry trackway and some of the methods he uses to research the behaviour of the dinosaurs whose footprints were found on this famous site.

Managing the Ancient Environments collection

Queensland Museum’s Collection Manager, Ancient Environments, discusses her role and how she helps to manage the collection to ensure it is carefully maintained for future generations of Queenslanders.

Palaeontology research in the field and in the lab

Find out from a Research Assistant what it’s like to discover a fossil on a dig site and some of the methods the team uses to recover and preserve them for their research.

Lost Creatures was funded by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and received support from a three-year partnership between the Queensland Museum Network and BHP Billiton Mitsui Coal (BMC).