Join world-class, interactive guided tours for the whole family. Tours are split between two buildings: the Fossil Preparation Laboratory and the Reception Centre with its Collection Room. Home to the world’s largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils, the most productive fossil preparation Laboratory in the Southern Hemisphere is where visitors can get up close with dinosaurs as they are being prepared for display. Visitors are led through floor to ceiling storage containing dinosaur fossils in plaster casts and can even touch a real dinosaur bone!
In the Collection Room visitors meet famous Australian dinosaurs including ‘Banjo’ (Australovenator wintonensis), the most complete Australian carnivorous dinosaur ever discovered and giant plant-eating sauropods such as Diamantinasaurus matildae ‘Matilda’. The dinosaurs are brought back to life through excerpts of the Museum’s own documentary, “Monsters in the Outback”.
The Museum is located on top of an ancient mesa called The Jump-Up with huge rocky outcrops, cliffs, canyons and spectacular views. Getting there is easy. The Museum is located just 13 km south-east of Winton on the Landsborough Hwy and then 12 km further on an unsealed road. Enjoy the dinosaur-themed gift shop, café serving snacks, drinks and ice-creams, and two walking trails.