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5 Educational Benefits Of Taking Your Children To The Museum

Monday, July 29, 2019

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Dinosaurs by Design: Up Close and Personal at the Eromanga Natural History Museum

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

It’s every kid’s dream to come face to face with their favourite dinosaurs. But with 365 million years between then and now that’s been impossible. Until today. In fact, a prehistoric pack of dinosaur have risen again, like a zoological zombie tribe ready to stomp through the arid red outback of South West Queensland once more. And thanks to the Eromanga Natural History Museum, you can meet these big bony fellas in person.  ...read more

Press - ENHM on ABC News

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Here is a recent video coverage of Eromanga Natural History Museum on ABC News.  ...read more

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

Awesome Accreditation

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Over the period of the last few months of 2017 ENHM has been working hard to get accredited with the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program (ATAP). And after this period ENHM is now a member of this program. This week we sat down with a representative from the ATAP team to assess and finally award us our shinny green tick of approval. The process included each document of importance at the museum to be uploaded and checked towards the national accreditation standards. Accreditation now opens up opportunities for the museum to be in the running for prestigious awards at the Australian and Regional Tourism Award Ceremonies.   ...read more

Very Eager Volunteers

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Imagine the mammoth task of being placed in front of a bucket of megafauna mud and being told to find fossils the size of a pin head. Well this was the task ahead for our newest volunteer Steve Young. A commercial photographer from coughs harbor enjoys the small finer things in life, like taking photos of minuscule fungi’s. Luckily for us, Steve wanted to develop he interest in microscopic things and share his skills with us and help build our collection. After two weeks of working through less than a millimeter in size sediments, Steve’s collection of finds was extensive and exciting and including that of a partial lower jaw from a small 100,000-year-old Gekkonid. With a heavy heart Steve left us and will be returning again later in the year.   ...read more

Featured on Queensland Weekender

Monday, August 21, 2017

Eromanga Natural History Museum has recently featured on Queensland Weekender in a 4 part series documenting The Natural Sciences Loop.   ...read more

Interview about creating the 3D Printed Dinosaur Model

Friday, July 07, 2017

The second  interview on ABC Western Queensland about our 3D printing of Cooper's bones. An interview on ABC Western Queensland about our 3D printing of Cooper's bones. Steve From Kite Studios spoke with Ollie Wykeham about the printing of a dinosaur model.  ...read more

ABC Radio Interviews Eromanga on 3D Printed Dinosaur

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The first of two interviews on ABC Western Queensland about our 3D printing of Cooper's bones.   ...read more

Interview with Rod Corfe 2WEB Outback Radio and Robyn Mackenzie

Monday, May 08, 2017

Interview with Rod Corfe 2WEB Outback Radio and Robyn Mackenzie.   ...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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