Australian Age of Dinosaurs, Winton

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Australian Age of Dinosaurs is a hands-on museum focused on Australia’s evolutionary history, in particular the discovery, conservation, and research of Australia’s dinosaurs. It boasts the world’s largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils. This is the only facility in the world that allows the public to access the typing room, where original bones are kept and matched with any other similar bones. You might even have a chance to help researchers with a dig or preparation of fossils. At the theater/museum area, the bones of Matilda on are display and kids can watch an animated movie of dinosaurs. Put Australian Age of Dinosaurs at the forefront of your travel plans using our Winton online tour itinerary maker .
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  • We were pleasantly surprised to the AAOD, from the laboratory where the fossil bones are worked on by the volunteers, the guide in the collection room was very interesting, her enthusiasm for her job ...  more »
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  • Who would have thought there were unique dinosaurs found in Australia? And recently? This is a world class active dig museum and well worth taking the family to visit. You will need a hat and a water bottle though. Outside it's very hot!
  • Wonderful experience. Drove in from Longreach and turnoff appears suddenly just before Winton. Excellent and informative tours, viewed the recently discovered fossils and traveled to the canyon on one of the buses. Excellent views from the top of the plateau, plenty of fossils and life size replicas. Bit of a steep drive up on gravel road (was in the progress of being sealed when we went, but I believe it is now bitumen all of the way), but well worth it.

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