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Dinosaur Dig; Done and Dusted

Friday, July 27, 2018

Being on the team for the Eromanga dinosaur dig is an exceptional experience on so many levels. You are not just working with a team of experts digging up massive dinosaur bones but you are a valuable team member in a small group learning the whole process from beginning to end, how to recognise new dinosaur sites, how time has shaped the surrounding landscapes and how important it is to discover and preserve our Australian dinosaur heritage.  ...read more

Live From the Labs

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The ENHM Laboratories have often been a hive of activity over the past few months. We have had quite a few individual travellers & some bigger groups, including a group utilising NDIS funding. All of which called in to experience what it’s like to work on dinosaur or megafauna fossils. Some people participated for a few hours and some for over 10 days. Helen Smith recently completed her 10 day training program and gained the skills to be our newest Honorary Volunteer in fossil preparation. The honorary volunteers provide a valuable contribution by helping us to prepare the fossils that then go into our collection, be studied and then displayed to the public.  ...read more

Building Better Regions Fund

Friday, July 13, 2018

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ABC Radio Interview - Dinosaur Digs

Monday, May 28, 2018

Interview with ABC Radio Western Qld, Ollie Wykeham and Robyn Mackenzie ENHM, 25/5/18 ENHM Dinosaur Dig 2018.   ...read more

Dinosaur Dig Season 2018

Monday, May 07, 2018

Our Dinosaur Dig Season is starting again soon. Digs starts on the 10th May and run through to the 22nd May. We will be excavating bones from a very large concentration of dinosaur bones. Bone excavated to date is indicating that this is a very large dinosaur!   ...read more

In The Media - Queensland family discover Australia's biggest dinosaur

Friday, April 13, 2018

Robyn and Corey of Eromanga Natural History Museum appeared on Seven’s Sunrise recently discussing recent discoveries and the museum while displaying "Coopers" replica leg bone.   ...read more

Robyn and Corey will be on Seven’s Sunrise

Monday, April 09, 2018

The Eromanga Natural History Museum Staff are out and about again, this time at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Promoting not only the museum but representing Outback Queensland all in the meantime. ENHM was asked to visit the commonwealth games to showcase all that Queensland has to offer. Even more exciting two of our staff members Robyn and Corey will be on Seven’s Sunrise early in the morning on Tuesday the 10thof April with some pretty amazing bones. If you are looking to see the amazing specimens and are around the Gold Coast on the morning of the 10th, come on down to the Kurrawa Park at Broadbeach. Alternatively, contact us via email on:media@enhm.com.au ...read more

Emerging Employees

Saturday, April 07, 2018

We are excited to announce that the Museum has got two new employees to build our team throughout the 2018 tourist season. We are set to have another busy year and we look forward to what skills our new employees can bring to the museum.
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Live from the Labs

Friday, April 06, 2018

After an amazing 10 years of prep to complete approximately 10% of ‘Cooper’, the ENHM fossil technicians have signed off on their final prep notes. All bones but the right pubis and ischium of ‘Cooper’s’ pelvis have been completed and are now kept in the temperature-controlled holotype collection room in the ENHM gallery. What an awesome effort by all who participated to make the completion of ‘Cooper’s’ specimen possible.   ...read more

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.  ...read more


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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