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Make your way to this fossil fest to see some amazing items
Australia's largest fossil event will return in 2019 to Adelaide! South Australian Museum palaeontologists will be bringing their research to life in an "interactive and inspiring program" for the whole family.

You can learn all about South Australia's fascinating and rich fossil heritage. Listen to the scientists explain all about how life on Earth began and perhaps even try your hand at finding fossils in giant dig pits!

This event will be on 13th, 14th and 15th April from 10.00 am till 4.00 pm daily at the South Australian Museum front lawns and throughout the Museum.

You will go back in time at Fossil Fest 2019 so make sure you mark this in your phone or diary - you will explore South Australia's amazing prehistoric past on a long weekend of activities including the following:

FREE hands-on activities
Performances and trails for children and families

You can discover how ancient fossils can shape our understanding of the world we live in and how up to date science is teaching us the story of life on earth.

All Fossil Fest activities do not need to be booked unless otherwise stated - just turn up!

Program highlights
Meet South Australian Museum palaeontologists in the Explorers' Tent
Professor Flint live on stage
Dig pits
Make your own state fossil to take home
Early year's area featuring Dig-a-Dino
Fossil Finders scavenger hunt
Family-friendly palaeontology talks
Fossil ID Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April all day
Head to the South Australian Museum Explorers' Tent to meet the palaeontologists and try your hand at fossil preparation
Get to work in the dig pits and see which fossils you can identify
Meet the Beach Energy team and make your own cast of the state fossil, Spriggina, to take home
Check out the early year's activities including Dig-A-Dino and story time with the Young Explorers team
Follow the Fossil Finders Scavenger Hunt and discover the many great fossils on display inside the Museum
Perhaps you have found a fossil of your own? If so, head to the Fossil ID station, where staff from the Discovery Centre can help you identify it
Try a selection of fossil food including dinosaur nuggets, house-made cookies and jelly cups
Drink some takeaway coffee along with ice-age-creams for the whole family

At Selected Times Throughout The Day
SATURDAY ONLY: Official opening and welcome to country on the Fossil Fest stage (front lawns) at 11:00 am
Professor Flint on the Fossil Fest stage (front lawns) at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm
Palaeontology talks on the Fossil Fest stage (front lawns) at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm
Fossil ID at 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Monday 15th April All Day
Dig-a-Dino and the early years play space (front lawns)
Dig pits (front lawns)
Fossil finders Scavenger Hunt (throughout the Museum)
South Australian Museum Explorers' Tent (front lawns) - here you can observe fossil preparation, touch specimens from the world-famous collections and meet palaeontologists.
Have you found a fossil of your own? Head to the Fossil ID station where staff from the Discovery Centre can help you identify it
Make your own version of South Australia's state fossil (front lawns)

The lead Sponsor is Beach Energy and the sponsor is Flinders University.

This is a rare opportunity to go to an event such as this so make sure you keep these dates free to attend!
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Why? for a fabulous fossil fest
When: 13th to 15th April 2019
Where: North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, 5000
Cost: FREE
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