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Australian Age of Dinosaurs

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Address: Lot 1 Dinosaur Drive, Winton, Queensland 4735, Australia
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+61 7 4657 0712
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Australian Age of Dinosaurs is a museum focused on Australia’s...

The Australian Age of Dinosaurs is a museum focused on Australia’s evolutionary history, in particular the discovery, conservation, and research of Australia’s dinosaurs. It is a working museum – an education resource, research facility and tourist attraction. It features:• World’s largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils• Most productive fossil preparation laboratory in the Southern Hemisphere• Work on real, 95 million-year-old dinosaur bone fossils found in the Winton area• Spectacular views from the top of a giant mesa with striking rocky outcrops and canyons; walking trails; animal and bird life; it’s a photographer’s paradise!

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Imagine being a Dinosaur Fossil Technician

The Guide Steven took us on an interesting tour of the laboratory, including a viewing of the fascinating Dinosaur Fossil Technicians – what a rewarding job! The entertaining... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Golden Beach, Australia
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Golden Beach, Australia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Guide Steven took us on an interesting tour of the laboratory, including a viewing of the fascinating Dinosaur Fossil Technicians – what a rewarding job! The entertaining Trish then took us to the collection room to meet Banjo, Matilda and Wade and to learn their interpretation of the past thanks to some great visuals. Sunset Dinner was delicious and... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were tossing up whether to bother with this, and I'm glad we did. We signed up for the basic 'Museum Tour' which was conducted in two sections - an introduction to the fossils in the main building, and a separate tour of the Fossil Preparation Laboratory and Collection Room. The second part in the laboratory was far and away... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit - great views if nothing else, but also good behind the scenes tour with Adele - fascinating to hear what the process is all about, and how the museum came about. Really good presentations at both parts of museum (Lab & museum itself).

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Australian Age of Dinosaurs (AAOD) is a developing museum, that caters for people with many interests. Day Tourists can visit the largest laboratory in the Southern Hemisphere to see how the fossils are prepared for scientific identification and display. Talk with the guides and volunteers about the exciting work done. The tour of the museum explains what the Winton... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been waiting since the Museum's opening to come here and finally I can tick it off the bucket list. The AAOD museum experience consists of 2 parts. Part 1 takes you into the laboratory where you get to see the volunteers getting hands on with the fossils...so interesting and the people are sooo passionate. Then you take a... More 

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Mission Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well it is if you're into dinosaurs that is. And I guess Winton is since even the public trash bins are shaped at Dinosaur feet. Age of Dinosaurs is a 10 drive out of town set up on a magnificent bluff from where you can get stupendous views of the surrounding countryside. There's a coffee shop, museum and a very... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This incredible place is perched on the lip of a precipice. To stand and look over the cliff one can imagine a flying dinosaur to soar past. Age of Dinosaurs sits atop a Mesa not far East of Winton. It is a Display Centre for several very important Dinosaur finds in the area, 'Matilda' & 'Banjo'. It is also a... More 

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North Benton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was so interesting to actually see all the fossils and dinosaurs that actually walked the earth. The tour was very informative and we saw just how these fossils are excavated and watched as volunteers chipped away at these artifacts.

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Glass House Mountains, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in the Winton area this really is a must see and well worth the time. A little off the beaten track, but not to bad, don't need a 4WD to access this. there is a bit of a steep jump up to get into the site and caravans need to be unhooked and left at the bottom.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic to see we have found Dinosaurs in outback. We saw alot of real dinosaurs and could nearly touch them. We had 2 activities each half an hour each. Fantastic view. We got to see them at work painstakingly chiseling around a dinosaur bone. Very good attraction for kids as well as adults. Well worth it.

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