A massive dinosaur exhibition is now open at Queensland Museum, complete with sixteen life-sized dino skeletons from South America. Come face to face with the largest land animals of all time at Dinosaurs of Patagonia.
Among the thirteen species showcased at the exhibition is the Patagotitan, the largest dinosaur in history. The specimen was found in 2008, with it the discovery that the Patagotitan weighed in at a whopping 70 tonnes. Not sure what would survive if one of those came stomping through your backyard…
Joining the Patagotitan is the Tyrannotitan with its razor-sharp carnivorous teeth as well as the Herrerasaurus, one of the world’s earliest-known dinos.
While the massive skeleton displays might be the main attraction at Dinosaurs of Patagonia, you can also learn more about the Cretaceous period through 3D animations and videos as well as an array of fossils. Keep your eyes peeled for the fossil of the Patagotitan femur, which probably won’t be hard to miss considering it’s sized at 2.4 metres.
A Night at the Museum
Queensland Museum is also hosting a bunch of adults only after-dark events at Dinosaurs of Patagonia, complete with drinks, live music, create-your-own-dinosaur origami, as well as the chance to meet live animals such as native wombats, crocodiles, birds and more.
Sounds like a well-spent night at the museum to us!
The May after-dark event is currently sold out, but there’s still tickets to the July and September events, so get in quick to secure your spot.