Boy with fossil object

100 Million Years Ago

Monday to Friday during school term

Prep – Year 1

Science - Biological Sciences

Facilitated by museum staff

45 minutes per session, rotations for large groups will require a reset period.

Queensland Museum Tropics, Townsville


$7.50 per student
28 students per session

Book in for our facilitated school program 100 Million Years Ago where students investigate a variety of prehistoric animals and learn about the field of palaeontology.

Program overview

Students will embark on an exploration of the dinosaurs, ancient marine reptiles and ancient flying reptiles featured in the museum’s exhibitions. Students will become palaeontologists as they examine the external features of these animals to investigate what they ate, where they lived and compare them to animals living today. They will add this information to their data sheet and take it back to school, where they will design their own dinosaur mask.

Learning outcomes

Students will:

  • identify features of dinosaurs, ancient marine reptiles and ancient flying reptiles
  • understand the nature and purpose of palaeontology and how palaeontologists contribute to our understanding of the natural world
  • pose questions and form interpretations about the diets and habitats of animals that lived in the past
  • communicate their observations and ask questions using key palaeontological and science terms.

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