Night at the Museum


Friday 31 March 2017
5:30 – 8:00pm

A special night time adventure designed with our younger visitors in mind. Discover what happens at night when the Museum closes and see the dinosaurs before they go to bed.

Talk to a palaeontologist about fossils being studied at MTQ, catch appearances by T-bone our own teenage T. rex, make a fossil to take home, meet our taxidermists, have your face painted, meet some live prehistoric-looking animals and much more. 

Come dressed as your favourite dinosaur or palaeontologist and win some great prizes. 

Limited tickets will be available at the door 
Adult $20
Child (3-15 years; children must be accompanied by a paying adult over 18 years of age) $15
Child under 3 FREE
Concession $15

Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous Exhibition 
Prepare for a close encounter with some of the most extraordinary creatures to ever walk the earth. Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous features 20 moving life-size dinosaur models, including T. rex and Muttaburrasaurus.

Download the app
Download the Dinosaur Discovery app via iTunes or Google Play before your visit and bring your own herd of dinosaurs to life.

Night at the Museum Activities

Hands on Wildlife show
Join Ranger Dan, our very own dinosaur-keeping expert, to find out what modern reptiles can teach us about looking after live dinosaurs. 
5:45, 6:30 & 7:15pm

Fossil casting
Make and take home your own trilobite, ammonite, dinosaur footprint or prehistoric tooth. One fossil per child. Collect your Fossil Pass to one of the timed sessions at check-in beside the Waterside Terrace before 5:45pm or at the Knowledge Trolley after 5:45pm.
5:30, 5:50, 6:10, 6:50, 7:10 & 7:30pm 

T-bone (the teenage T. rex)
A night at the museum would not be complete without a T. rex skeleton coming to life! Enjoy close encounters with the fast moving T-bone.
6:00 & 6:45pm

Palaeo lab talks and demonstrations 
Meet real palaeontologists and learn about the fossils they have been studying.
5:30 – 7:45pm   

Face-painting and balloon dinosaurs 
Transform into your favourite dinosaur or take home a baby dinosaur balloon. 
5:00 – 7:45pm 

Dress Up Comp
Come dressed as your favourite dino or fossil hunter. Great prizes to be won. 
Judged at 7:00pm by Ranger Dan. 

Group 3-D dino puzzle build
Help us put together our 3D standing Styracosaurus skeleton.

Taxidermy Tales
Watch our taxidermy volunteers transform specimens from the descendants of theropod dinosaurs, aka birds, into display animals.
5:30 - 7:45pm 

Cameo appearances by ‘Cuddles’ the baby Australovenator and Trilby the trilobite. 

What about dinner?
‘Build your own burger’ and gourmet sausage sizzle available for purchase from 5:00 – 7:00pm. 
The event is licensed. ID will be required to purchase alcohol.


Event Details

31 March 2017, 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM

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