Come join us on one of our ‘Digging at Dusk/Dawn’ tours which offers a journey through the discovery and reconstruction of Australia’s ancient past. Glimps an insight into the science that breaths life back into the ‘real life monsters’ that once haunted Australia’s Early Cretaceous period.
WHAT DOES THE TOUR INVOLVE?
The tour will be guided by Kronosaurus Korner's resident palaeontologist (Dr Patrick Smith) who will teach adventurers how to find, identify and excavate their very own 100 million year old fossils.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
Concession: $25.00 (Must present senior or pension cards)
Children: $15.00 (5 to 15 years of age)
Family: $80.00 (2 adults & up to 4 children)
HOW CAN I BOOK?
Online: Click here to book
Over the phone: Call 07 4741 3429 (Reception) or visit the front desk at the Visitor Information Centre.
Limited spaces available, so bookings are essential.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
The full tour typically takes around 2 hours, although guests are welcome to stay longer at the fossil hunting sites if they wish. This will include a short 10 minute drive (in your own vehicle) and a brief site induction and discussion about the proper fossil collection techniques.
WHEN AND WHERE DOES THE TOUR LEAVE?
Digging at Dusk/Dawn in 2017 will be running between the 4th of April and 3rd of October. During school holidays (1st April – 17th April; 24th June – 9th July; 16th September – 2nd October) the tours will run every weekday Mon–Fri. Outside school holidays, tours will run only be every Tuesday and Thursday. Tours will start in the foyer of Kronosaurus Korner at 3:00 PM (Dusk) during 4th April – 16th September and at 9:00 AM during 16th September – 2nd October. These times will help avoid the heat of the day. Our resident palaeontologist will greet participants at Kronosaurus Korner and will help direct people to the Free Fossil Hunting Sites.
DO WE NEED TO BRING ANYTHING?
Kronosaurus Korner will provide guests with:
- Tissues or towels – for wrapping your fossils to avoid potential damage.
- Protective eyewear – to wear while hammering rocks.
- Hand lenses – to look at fossils under magnification.
- Brushes – for removing dirt from hidden fossils.
- Superglue – to fix broken fossils that may otherwise deteriorate during transit.
- Geology hammers, crack hammers, chisels and pry bars – to break or separate layers of rock (for adults only).
(Note: Some of these tools are also available for purchase at the museum.)