Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Tourism; Culture and the Arts; Heritage

    Giant dinosaurs descend on Perth in bigger and better exhibition

    19/09/2017 10:30 AM
    • Dinosaur Discovery exhibition opens in Perth tomorrow, attracting visitors and supporting the creation of jobs
    • Bigger and better than the record-breaking 2014 exhibition
    • Features two magnificent Tyrannosaurus rex 

    Western Australians can get up close and personal with some of the giants of the Cretaceous period these school holidays.


    The Western Australian Museum's Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous exhibition features 23 moving, life-size animatronic models of the Cretaceous period.


    Opening tomorrow at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, the exhibition features augmented reality experiences, a digital dinosaur track encounter, digital interactives and dedicated kids' activities.


    Some of the dinosaurs featured in the exhibition include the Tyrannosaurus rex, Spinosaurus, Carcharodontosaurus, Amargasaurus, Styracosaurus and Protoceratops.


    There will also be an Australian connection with Australovenator, a meat-eating dinosaur with large claws, found in Australia during the mid-Cretaceous period.


    Other activities include a lecture series focusing on a range of subjects including meteorites, ancient DNA and various extinct animals from Western Australia, plus the Cretaceous pop-up bar which will be held on selected Friday nights throughout the exhibition.


    Dinosaur Discovery will run from September 20, 2017 to January 28, 2018. For bookings and more information, visit http://museum.wa.gov.au


    Comments attributed to Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:


    "As a parent of four young children, I am especially excited about this fantastic exhibition, which opens in time for the school holidays.


    "A smaller version of the exhibition was held at the Western Australian Museum in 2014 and broke all visitation records with more than 173,000 enjoying its scale, innovation and interactivity.


    "I am expecting this exhibition, which is bigger and better than the last one, to attract even more people to the city, supporting the creation of direct and indirect jobs."


    Minister's office - 6552 5400