South Australian Museum

Skeleton and archaeological tools.Training for dig fossil.Simulated same as real digging.

‘2… 4… 6… 8… Excavate!’

The South Australian Museum exhibit will be ‘rocking’ at Science Alive! 2017.

Inside, you’ll find not one, but three giant ‘Dig Pits’, where you can satisfy your paleological curiosity by searching for three distinctly different types of fossils:

Ediacaran—the oldest complex trace fossils ever found at some 542-635 million years old (and named after the Ediacara Hills in our own Flinders Ranges).

Cambrian—from the geological period immediately following the Ediacaran, and around 485.4-541 million years old.

Megafauna—huge ancient relatives of our modern-day land animals, many of which only became extinct as recently as 10-40,000 years ago.

Some of the Museum’s very own paleontologists will also be on-hand to help you identify your finds, tell you all about them, and answer any questions.

Dates & Times for this Exhibitor

  • August 5 - 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • August 6 - 9.00am - 5.00pm
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