Two dinosaurs on green background

Dinosaurs Unearthed

Opens 16 June


Queensland Museum, South Bank, Entry via level 2



Step back in time and discover 250 million years of life in ancient Queensland at Dinosaurs Unearthed: Explore Prehistoric Queensland, opening 16 June 2023.

Explore prehistoric Queensland with real fossils from the State Collection, life size replicas, Traditional Owner stories and artefacts, hands on interactives and more.

Go behind the scenes with museum experts and discover Queensland research stories with global scientific significance. Unlock the mysteries surrounding the life and extinction of Queensland’s very own dinosaurs, giant marine reptiles, and supersized megafauna. 

Things to see and do:

  • Get up close to life size replicas of dinosaurs and megafauna including the Queensland’s own ‘velociraptor’ Australovenator and the world’s largest lizard Megalania.
  • Marvel at real fossils and geological treasures unearthed by Queensland Museum Network Palaeontologists.
  • Explore hands on interactives bringing Queensland’s ancient past to life. 
  • Hear from Queensland’s Traditional Owners and discover reconstructed stone tools and artefacts. 
  • Reconnect with ‘Mutt’ a skeletal reconstruction of Muttaburrasaurus, Queensland’s official Fossil Emblem. 
  • Tune in with museum experts and discover the role of digitisation in the field of palaeontology. 

Dinosaurs Unearthed is a refurbishment of Lost Creatures and is supported by BHP and BMA. 


Recreating Lark Quarry footprints

Managing the Ancient Environments collection

Palaeontology research in the field and lab

Supported by

  • BHP logo
  • Queensland Museum Network and Queensland Government logo

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