illustration of triceratops

Discovering the Beast

What
Self-directed
When
Terms 2-4, Monday–Friday
Duration
60 minutes total
30 minutes in Dinosaur Walk
30 minutes in Triceratops
Year level
Years 7-10
Minmum student numbers
Minimum 10 students
Maximum student numbers
Maximum 60 students
Cost
$7 per student plus education service fee
Booking information
Bookings (03) 8341 7767

Discover the amazing science of evolution in Triceratops: Fate of the Dinosaurs

Walk through ancient environments, follow the evolutionary path of the dinosaurs and meet Horridus the Triceratops, the most complete and finely preserved Triceratops specimen ever found.

Students will learn about the nature of scientific discovery as they see how palaeontologists have studied and uncovered the complexity of Cretaceous life, how this has formed and refined the theory of evolution, and why this is relevant today.

School groups will be given a short introduction plus a student booklet, connected to curriculum, which can be used in the galleries or back at school.

Bookings for Triceratops: Fate of the Dinosaurs must be made at least three weeks prior to visiting.

Curriculum links

The theory of evolution by natural selection explains the diversity of living things and is supported by a range of scientific evidence (VCSSU120)

Scientific understanding, including models and theories, are contestable and are refined over time through a process of review by the scientific community (VCSSU114)

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