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Stage 2 Update

Thursday, December 13, 2018

It has been a hive of excitement at the museum over the last couple of months. Since receiving our funding for the next stage we have started to develop a new and improved plan with some exciting aspects that we think everyone will like. What you may not know though is that the Outback Gondwana Foundation (our governing body) has just received an additional $950,000 through the Outback Queensland Tourism Infrastructure Fund. This additional funding is to expand on our interpretive design and exhibitions within stage 2. 

So What Will Be In The Next Stage? 

Although we can't show you the plans just yet here are a few objects and details you can expect to see:

  • A Full-Size Replication of 'Cooper' - Filling a single gallery this will be one of the major objects that you can expect to see. 
  • Lots of the Bones that You have Come to Love - We will be including as many bones as possible in the museum, showcasing all of our favourites; Cooper, Zac, Tom and Sid, just to name a few. 
  • A Cafe For Guests and Tourists Alike - As part of our new museum we will have a cafe where light refreshments will be available for purchase, as well as being a nice place to sit and relax between tours. 
  • Some Pretty Cool Tech - Although tech has not been used much in South West Queensland we think that you will be entertained by the technology that is being implemented into the museum. 
  • And a Whole Lot More - As you can expect we can't spill all our secrets yet but we are excited for it to begin and we are looking forward to seeing you at the opening in 2020. 
Now is the time to come and see the existing workshop as it currently is. Developments are happening and we are expecting to make a start on the building in the beginning of 2019. 

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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