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Meet Australia’s Megafauna with a MAGNT Palaeontologist

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  • Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
    19 Conacher Street, The Gardens NT 0820, Australia

Join Dr Adam Yates and Dr Sam Arman, MAGNT’s Palaeontologists for a walk through time, Q & A, and ground your Prehistoric Picnic experience in science.

See the full skeleton of the Thunderbird Dromornis stirtoni in the Transformations Gallery, touch fossil bones on display, learn how these fossils are excavated from the Alcoota Scientific Reserve, north east of Alice Springs and discover the difference between megafauna and dinosaurs.

Free | Bookings essential | Capacity limits apply | Tickets must be booked for adults as well as children

Suitable for ages 4+ | All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult

Key Information

  • Register at the Information Desk in the Foyer 15 minutes before the program starts.
  • Join a Palaeontologist in Transformations: the changing nature of the territory.
  • Food and beverage, including bottled water, is not permitted inside our galleries.
  • Please stow your snacks and drink bottles in a locker behind the Information Desk.
  • Large back packs and large bags must also be stowed in a locker.


We encourage you to:

  • maintain 1.5m physical distancing from people not known to you where possible; and
  • practice good hand hygiene and stay home in you are feeling unwell

This National Science Week project is supported by the Australian Government.