Unearth prehistoric treasures for the school holidays

20 June 2011

Uncover the mysteries of megafauna, dinosaurs and fossils at Cobb+Co Museum’s Unearthed school holiday program, 27 June to 8 July 2011.

Cobb+Co Museum Director Deborah Tranter said a highlight of the program will be the realistic outdoor dig site where children can be a palaeontologist for a day, using tools and uncovering Megafauna treasures.

“Megafauna are the giant reptiles and marsupials that roamed the Darling Downs after the dinosaurs,” Mrs Tranter said.

“The children will even be able to keep the fossils they find during the Museum’s Unearthed holiday program.”

Other activities include Creata-saurus where you can make and name your own dinosaur, make a dinosaur or megafauna mask, and dinosaur puzzles and dress ups.

If you want to know more about megafauna, make sure you attend the special information sessions by Darling Downs property owner, amateur palaeontologist and Queensland Museum volunteer, Ian Sobbe on each Monday, Wednesday and Friday of the holidays from 12.30pm to 1.00pm.

Access to all the Unearthed activities will cost $6.50 per child after admission. Unearthed will run from 10am to 3pm weekdays from 27 June to 8 July 2011.

Children should wear old clothing in the fossil dig zone and children under five may find the dig activity difficult.

For more details of the exhibition contact Cobb+Co Museum on 4659 4900 or visit www.cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au

Cobb+Co Museum is part of the Queensland Museum.  Located in Lindsay Street, Toowoomba it is open daily from 10am – 4pm, except Good Friday, ANZAC Day and Christmas Day.  Thanks to Toowoomba Regional Council, entry is free to all council residents on presentation of proof of address. 

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