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Dinosaur rEvolution at SA Museum

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Dinosaurs roamed the earth millions of years ago and, while we no longer have dinosaurs (other than crocodiles), crashing about our countryside feasting on their chosen dietary faire, they remain a fascination for young and old alike.

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Photo courtesy of Gondwana Studios Facebook Page


The first dinosaur fossil discovery occurred in Victoria in 1903 and further discoveries have been a little slow off the mark. Since then, footprints have been discovered in Western Australia, Victoria and Queensland, and bones have been found in Queensland, New South Wales, Northern Territory and South Australia.

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Skull of a Muttaburrasaurus Langdoni at Australian Museum, Sydney. Photo courtesy of Matt Martyniuk, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International


For most of us, gazing upon the awesomeness of dinosaurs large and small, has been relegated to skeletons in a museum. However, thanks to the South Australian Museum, we get to see dinosaurs once again roaming in Dinosaur rEvolution.

Dinosaur Fossils on Display. Photo courtesy of Kathy Neenan, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International.


Commencing on Friday 23 February through to Sunday 6 May 2018, dinosaurs will invade the Museum from 10 am to 5 pm each day, courtesy of Gondwana Studios. This exhibition will explore the thrilling world of dinosaurs and their ancestors, using animatronics, 3D models, close-to-life sized murals and fossil casts that you can touch!

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Photo courtesy of Gondwana Studios Website


While research has suggested that dinosaurs were covered with spikes, quills, horns and feathers, all in brilliant colours, Dinosaur rEvolution is breaking the mould and giving us a glimpse of the true, bizarre and complex nature of the evolution of Dinosauria.

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This is a truly amazing exhibition which will be loved by the young and old alike. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 concession, $5 children 3-15 (must be accompanied by a paying adult), children under 3 are free and families (2 adults and up to 3 children) is $35. Museum members receive free unlimited VIP entry. Pre-sale tickets are also available; instructions for purchase are at the website. This is a great idea for Christmas gifts!

The Museum is located on North Terrace, Adelaide. Timed parking is available on Kintore Avenue and Victoria Drive, Adelaide or there are multistorey carparks not far away either in Gawler Place or North Terrace. However, why not make use of public transport and make it an adventure for the kiddies. Information on public transport can be found at the Adelaide Metro website.
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Why? Rediscover everything you thought you knew about dinosaurs.
When: Friday 23 February to Sunday 6 May 2018
Phone: 8207 7500
Where: South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: $15 adults, $12 concession, $5 children 3-15 (must be accompanied by a paying adult), children under 3 are free and families (2 adults and up to 3 children) is $35. Museum members receive free unlimited VIP entry.
Your Comment
Crocodiles are not dinosaurs!!!
by dixon (score: 0|7) 586 days ago
Hi must tickets be pre purchased online or can the be purchased on the day of our visit at the museum?
by Libby (score: 0|4) 571 days ago
This was the lamest excuse for an exhibition I've ever seen. Packed with annoying parents with their MASSIVE strollers, waving their phones about trying to capture every second of the chaos. Seriously, the photos on these sites show a Wooly Mammoth and vast expanses of fossilised carcasses. The reality is two small rooms packed to the teeth with second rate exhibits and a few small 'dinomation' style moving dinosaurs. The 'Dinomation' exhibition in the early 90's was incredible (Wayville Showgrounds) - Dinosaur rEvolution was just lame and overpriced.
by Velzo (score: 0|4) 566 days ago
Absolutely terrible, who could honestly say this was worthwhile? If so you must feel ripped. $35 for a family for this, i value this exibition at $10 per family at the most. Like has been said, mostly paintings depicting recent evidence dinosaurs had feathers, couple moving statues some bones and the exit. Feeling sorry for those families lined up to enter as i passed by, made sure i got a pass out (haha like you'd return) and gave it away. Just because families might have some disposable income don't give the right to rip them. The 90s had way better shows in Adelaide, when we had little they gave more!
by asalf (score: 0|4) 507 days ago
Crocodiles, Sharks, whales, turtles, rhinoceros are all evolutionary descendants of Dinosaurs.
by Anadr (score: 0|2) 569 days ago
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