If you're of the learned opinion that dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago, think again – they've been sighted roaming the streets of modern-day Brisbane! This year has been designated the unofficial year of the dinosaur, with prehistoric themes taking place across the city in the coming months.
The dinosaurs on show across Brisbane are a far cry from the decidedly fake, unappealing fibreglass models of the yesteryear. Today, palaeontologists join forces with world-class model makers and puppeteers using the very latest and greatest scientific knowledge and technology, creating colossal creatures that will leave their hot breath on your neck as you wander unwittingly past.
By hiring a vehicle with East Coast Car Rentals, you'll be able to easily visit Brisbane's dinosaur exhibitions. With locations in the city centre as well as the airport, you can move from terrible tooth to razor claw in the most comfortable of conditions. Just try not to let this happen:
Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous at Queensland Museum
The centrepiece of Brisbane's dinosaur exhibition, Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous debuted at the Western Australian Museum in 2014. Proving a rip-roaring success, the team behind the exhibition have decided to take their beasts on a world tour – with the first leg taking place at Queensland Museum.
You can even arrange a meet and greet with the most famous dinosaur of them all – the legendary, ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex – if you dare…
Taking over the historic museum until October 5, dinosaurs such as the lightning-fast and equally lethal Deinonychus cross paths with the tank-like Euoplocephalus, and Aussie natives such as the Australovenator meet with the Muttaburrasaurus.
For these are the creatures that roamed our planet some 150 million years ago, and you can go skin-to-scale nice with a monstrous 20 of them at this exhibition. Life-sized and ready to roar, meet with the Earth's past in a show that displays just what we humble humans missed out on. You can even arrange a meet and greet with the most famous dinosaur of them all – the legendary, ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex – if you dare…
The dinosaurs at this exhibition don't just stand there like the static models of days gone by, however. Not a bit of it – they move, roar, chomp and rumble just as their real life forebears would have done. Each one of the 20 dinosaurs was crafted to exact scientific specifications, designed to ensure that they look, sound and feel just as they would have done when they ruled the Earth all those years ago.