Last days of the dinosaurs before they stampede out of Townsville

19 June 2017

This is your last chance to see twenty animated, life-size dinosaurs at the Museum of Tropical Queensland before their mass extinction on Sunday 9 July 2017.

The Museum will be transformed into a prehistoric playground for the final two weeks of the Dinosaur Discovery: Lost creatures of the Cretaceous exhibition with an 18+ evening event and special school holiday activities.

Queensland Museum Network CEO and Director Professor Suzanne Miller said Dinosaur Discovery was the most successful exhibition ever hosted at the Museum in terms of visitation and the wide range of audiences it attracted.

“We want to ensure everyone gets a chance to enjoy the immersive experience offered by the exhibition and we are excited to present our first ever 18+ event, Dinosaurs Up Late, on Friday 23 June, with live music, curator talks and taxidermy demonstrations,” Professor Miller said.

“Our family visitors will also be able to say a special goodbye to the dinosaurs during the school holidays with activities including a dig pit, fossil casting and dino dress-ups.”

Visitors will also have the chance to meet live birds of prey, modern day relatives of the dinosaurs, from Monday 3 to Friday 7 July 2017.

Plus there is a trip for two to the Melbourne Cup valued at $2,000 to be won just by visiting MTQ and signing up to receive the regular enews before 9 July 2017.

Visit for program details.

The Museum is open daily from 9.30am – 5pm.