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A skeleton of a giant dinosaur on a plinth

Dinosaurs of Patagonia Ngā Taniwha o Rūpapa

Meet the astonishing dinosaurs of Patagonia, South America – including Patagotitan, one of the most massive creatures ever to walk the planet. Encounter life-sized casts, and real fossils up to 180 million years old. Get hands-on with models, and create your own virtual dino! 

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  • When | Āhea 16 Dec 2023 – 28 Apr 2024
  • Where | Ki hea Amokura, Level 4
  • Cost | Te utu Ticketing info to be advised
  • Ages | Te reanga All ages
  • Allow | Me whakarite 60 mins
  • Accessibility | E wātea ana ki

    Wheelchair accessible

    Wharepaku | toilet – all gender, accessible

    Variable light levels, including darker areas

    Some seating

Step into the desert of Patagonia and discover incredible new fossil finds. See how palaeontologists reconstruct the past, and journey back in time to explore dinosaur adaptations and environments. Patagonia and Aotearoa New Zealand were part of Gondwana when dinosaurs ruled – could similar dinosaurs have roamed here?

This family-friendly exhibition includes models, fossils, videos, and fun activities – walk like a dino, sound like a dino, even create a virtual dino!

Highlights include:

  • a 30-metre-long cast of Patagotitan
  • eleven other precise casts, from tiny Manidens to ferocious Tyrannotitan, which preyed on Patagotitan
  • one of the biggest fossilised bones ever found: Patagotitan’s femur.

This touring exhibition from Argentina’s Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio will be at Te Papa from 16 December 2023 to 28 April 2024. 

Header image credt: ©MEF, Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio Trelew, Argentina

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