Sea Monsters: Prehistoric Ocean Predators

Until 28 January 2024
Queensland Museum Tropics, Townsville

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Concession, Junior, Family, Under 3 years, Groups

Earth’s oceans were home to some of the largest, fiercest and most successful predators ever. While dinosaurs ruled the land, giant reptiles and sharks hunted the depths.

Sea Monsters: Prehistoric Ocean Predators opens at Museum of Tropical Queensland from 16 September 2023 - 28 January 2024 and combines real fossils from millions of years ago, gigantic replicas including a 13m long Elasmosaurus and 9m Prognathdon, hands-on interactives and much more!

Ancestors of three types of ancient reptiles left the land and colonised the seas. They were ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs and mosasaurs. These three groups developed into awesome sea monsters that make today's great white sharks seem small.

What can their fossilised bones tell us about how they lived? How do they compare to today’s top ocean predators? Discover the secrets of these monsters of the deep in this new exhibition that will delight all ages!

Are you ready to meet them?

Presented by Museum of Tropical Queensland