Eromanga Natural History Museum is a “must-see” experience you will not want to miss out on!
From the tiniest fossils the size of a sugar grain to Australia’s largest dinosaur – come and explore the incredible diversity of Queensland’s Southern Outback.
Choose from a wide range of guided museum tours, dinosaur dig experiences and fossil prep programs! Book online directly from the website – dates and prices included.
Eromanga Natural History – Australian Dinosaurs
Nestled 3km south of the quaint township of Eromanga is Australia’s newest dinosaur museum, the Eromanga Natural History Museum. Opened to the public in 2015, this project, however, has been running since 2004. When, 14-year-old boy, named Sandy Mackenzie founded Southwest Queensland’s first dinosaur.
The Mackenzie family began scouring the property, and have since found a plethora of unique 95-98 million-year-old titanosaur fossils sites. The discovery of these Australian dinosaurs symbolises the beginning of Southern Queensland’s scientific significance.
Eromanga Museum – Australia’s Largest Dinosaur
Now home to Australia’s Largest Dinosaur ‘Cooper’ a 30-metre-long by 6.5-metre tall titanosaur. This large plant-eating dinosaur is just one of the amazing individuals that are kept within these modest walls.
- Cooper is approximately 95-98 million years old – dating back to the mid-Cretaceous Period.
- Represents a new genus and species of Titanosaur
- Is one of the top ten of the largest dinosaurs in the world
- Cooper was found on a tributary of the famous inland river system, Cooper Creek in the Cooper/Eromanga Basin and this is where the nickname came from
Cooper is one of the many things you can expect to see at Eromanga Natural History Museum. A visit to the museum will also introduce you to the world of Megafauna. These large, strange animals include Diprotodons, large marsupial bears, Megalania a 6-meter long lizard and Kangaroos that stood three meters tall.
Eromanga Museum – 7 Day Megafauna Dig
All of these interesting finds are local to South West Queensland and are excavated annually during the 2-week long dinosaur dig in May and Megafauna dig in August.
The 7 Day Megafauna Dig Experience includes 5 full days digging for dinosaurs. So, come along and learn how to dig up dinosaurs under the guidance of ENHM field palaeontologists and geologists.
Eromanga Museum Tour
The museum is open to the public 7 days a week during the tourist season (April-October). Beyond this is subject to availability. So, before you plan your trip, make sure you check with the museum.
Our Australian Dinosaurs Giants Tour runs 4 times a day and introduces the general public to the world of weird, wonderful Australian Arid Palaeontology.
On this tour you’ll meet titanosaur sauropods, Cooper and George, the largest dinosaurs to have ever been found in Australia. You’ll also see the incredible Eulo megafauna fossils and other natural history collections. More importantly, our local guides will walk you through the process of exposing fossilised bone using specialised tools!
Eromanga Museum – Tag-along Tour
This is a rare opportunity to experience guided tag-along and escorted tours to one of the very few working dinosaur dig sites in Australia.
For the more enthused individuals, we offer a week-long commitment to uncovering these prehistoric beasts and 1-10 day prep packages and part-day Family Prep Programs as well.
Eromanga Museum – Outback Accommodation
For a little bit of luxury in the outback, our onsite accommodation consists of 8, 4-star semi-self-contained rooms. The rooms are nestled in the arid Australian Outback, allowing you to take in the views and those spectacular Outback Sunsets.
For more experiences, visit our 7 day Science Loop Tour to begin planning your next trip to Queensland’s Southern Outback.