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Museum Memberships

Thursday, April 05, 2018

The museum now offers three levels of Museum Membership; Friends of the Museum, Museum Member and the Patrons Circle. These memberships entitle you to discounts and further perks of being a supporter of the museum. When becoming a member, you will receive a beautifully illustrated membership card individually symbolising a unique dinosaur, megafauna and modern-day fauna found in South West Queensland. These cards are illustrated by ENHM’s Scientific Illustrator, Phil Warton.



Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between megafauna fossils and dinosaur fossils?

Dinosaurs are reptiles that went extinct 64 million years ago. They grew to gigantic sizes.  They lived in a time when Australia was a very different place to what it is today, and part of the ancient landmass called Gondwana. The Eromanga dinosaurs are estimated to be 95-98 million years old and lived during the late Cretaceous.

Megafauna are the group of animals that evolved after the dinosaurs died.  They were very large marsupials, reptiles and flightless birds and went extinct about 20,000 years ago.  Some of their descendants still exist today in much smaller forms such as kangaroos, wombats, komodo dragons and crocodiles.  The Eulo megafauna lived during Pleistocene approximately 50,000 to 100,000 years ago. 


 
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