Established in 1993, the National Dinosaur Museum has grown from just a small collection to housing the largest permanent display of dinosaur and other prehistoric fossil material in Australia. The museum is located in Gold Creek Village near Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.
Walk through the gaping monstrous mouth of T-Rex to get inside the museum, there displayed 300 individual fossils and 23 complete skeletons posed alongside lively animatronic models. visitors can view the fossil of Plateosaurus enbelhardti which lived during the Late Triassic period, and the fossil of Chasmosaurus belli which lived during the Late Cretaceous.
The museum is not only just about dinosaurs. The exhibitions cover the history of life on this planet with fossils from 700 million-year-old marine fauna through to fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. One of the highlights is the Stegodon, which was a relative of mammoths and has huge 3.6-metre curved tusks. There also have a large murals depicting the story of prehistoric life.
Browse the large museum shop, visitors can find educational gifts, posters, souvenirs, fossils, minerals and crystals.
The National Dinosaur Museum is a beloved family destination in Canberra, attracting thousands of visitors every year. Get more information about the museum visit http://nationaldinosaurmuseum.com.au/.