Dinosaurs & More – Dinosized Dig Site, Exhibition & More

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Dinosaurs & More – Dinosized Dig Site, Exhibition & More

Hunter Wetlands Centre Australia
1 Wetlands Place, Shortland, NSW, 2307

Something prehistoric has been DUG UP at the Hunter Wetland Centre….

In an Australian first, a to-scale dig site, complete with a full dinosaur skeleton has been recreated on the grounds at the Wetlands. Kids and adults alike will marvel at the size of the dinosaur, and wonder about its story.

In addition, local palaeontology expert Michael Dawson is bringing an exhibition featuring specially chosen dinosaur casts. Taking an easy walk around the Wetlands, families will also find Dino Dioramas with intrigue and information about these historical inhabitants.

Visitors can take a guided tour of the wetlands, meet the resident reptiles during live demonstrations, and enjoy a special dinosaur-themed meal at the wetlands café.

Things to do:
-Dinosaur Dig – What’s that in the sand?
– Look out for Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus Rex and Acrocanthosaurus as you wander the Wetlands.
– Check out some modern relatives of dinosaurs with our Reptile Rangers.
– Dino Colouring, Dino Craft, Dino Hopscotch

Tickets available at the door but beat the rush and buy online now: https://wetlands.org.au/dinos/
$8 Adults, $5 Kids (3-12), under 3 free
Family of 4 – $21

Members pricing available online now:

Dinosaurs & More


$3 per person, under 3 is free
Family of 4 – $9
valid Wetlands membership required (sign up online now!)

DINOSAUR DISCO
Rock along to the Dinosaur Disco!
Come dressed up or make a DinoMask to wear on the dance floor. Join in when Children’s author Deborah Kelly reads her book Dinosaur Disco and sets the mirror ball spinning.
Prizes for the best costumes and dancers.
(This event will suit pre-school aged children and primary school aged children but the exhibition space is suitable for all ages)
Entry fee includes access to the Dinos & More Exhibition, Dino Craft, the Dino Dig Site, general grounds, walking trails, biking trails and picnic areas.
TICKETS AND BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Dinosaurs & More


$8 Adults, $5 Kids (3-12), under 3 free

EASTER FUN DAY SATURDAY 20 APRIL
Face painting, jumping castle, Easter craft, dip-netting, children’s playground, plus Dinosaurs and More exhibition. Meet the Easter Bunny at 10 am, 11 am or 12 noon.
Ticket entry includes everything except Easter Saturday Sausage Sizzle $2.50
Activities run from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm. Centre closes at 4pm
General Entry $8 Children 3 to 12 years $5 Under 3 Free
Family (A2 + C2) $21
This is a popular event – book online to beat the queues.

What’s On

This family friendly, affordable and fun event is possible with the support of the City of Newcastle

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