Who wielded the Otway Claw?
Meet Victoria’s top Cretaceous predator—a dinosaur that would have eaten Velociraptor for breakfast.
Discover Documentary: Prehistoric marine mammals
What creatures swam in Australia's oceans millions of years ago? In this episode of Discover, palaeontologists Dr Erich Fitzgerald and Tim Ziegler explain how they find and prepare the fossils which are revealing the secrets of Victoria's prehistoric marine mammals.
Discover Documentary: Conservation
From wedding dresses to meteorites, our Conservation team protect and preserve over 17 million objects in Museums Victoria's collection. This episode of Discover takes a look at how they do it!
This website can be used as a teaching resource before and after a school excursion to the Dinosaur Walk exhibition at Melbourne Museum.
Australia’s megafauna were unique, and included giant marsupials, huge flightless birds and giant reptiles.
Ancient whales had more bite than today’s gentle giants
The cutting edge of whale evolution
More than 700 individuals whose combined efforts, starting in 1984, have brought to light fossils in what has been dubbed by one of them “The Dinosaur Dreaming Project”.
Small(er) is beautiful
Megafaunal giants…in miniature
Northern exposure: fossils of a southern whale found for the first time in the north
A totally unexpected discovery.
Whale vs shark
Evidence of shark bite 24 million years ago.
The Cape Paterson Claw Theropoda
This claw - the first dinosaur bone found in Victoria - is commonly known as "the Cape Paterson Claw".
A tooth fossil showing markings which appear to be man-made.
600 Million Years: Victoria Evolves
How did life on Earth come to be the way it is and what happened in our part of the world?