Flinders Discovery Centre and Museum
|Where:||37 Gray Street, Hughenden, QLD|
|Phone:||07 4741 2970|
This huge display area houses an amazing exhibition of fossils from around the world, as well as an extensive and growing display of fossils from the local area.
'Hughie' is the star attraction; a life size skeletal replica of a Muttaburrasaurus (Muttaburrasaurus langdoni). 'Hughie' is a daunting figure as you enter the display area. Although this dinosaur is believed to be a herbivore, you get the impression he is something that you would not want to meet on a dark night!
Come and witness the amazing light and sound show that takes you back over 500 million years to the beginning of the formation of Porcupine Gorge.
The Bioregions display gives concise information about the four different bioregions in the Shire, explaining land types, flora and fauna unique to these areas.
Shearing the Stragglers tells the story of the demise of the sheep industry throughout the Flinders Shire. Tales of hardship and change are told though stories of men who lived this gruelling life from 1865 to present day times.
While wandering around the Centre, enjoy the DVD on Hughenden and District, telling the story of how Hughenden came to be.
The Flinders Discovery Centre stocks a large range of souvenirs, information on local and regional holiday destinations.