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Wed 9 Sep 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm
Thu 10 Sep 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm
Fri 11 Sep 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sat 12 Sep 2015, 10:00am–4:30pm
Sun 13 Sep 2015, 10:00am–4:30pm

Where: The Nelson Provincial Museum, Cnr Hardy & Trafalgar Sts, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Nelson/Tasman/Marlborough Residents FREE: $0.00
  • Adult: $5.00
  • Child: $3.00
  • Family: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: peter12

See first-hand the footprints of the giants that walked our land! 'Dinosaur Footprints: a Story of Discovery' features three footprints discovered in Late Cretaceous coastal sandstone rocks in northwest Nelson. They are the first dinosaur footprints ever found in New Zealand, and the first evidence of dinosaurs found in South Island.

They were discovered by GNS Science geologist, Dr Greg Browne, who worked through a process of elimination to conclude that the marks were made by dinosaurs.
“While geologists know that dinosaurs were present in ancient New Zealand, the record of their presence is very sketchy,” Dr Browne said. Dinosaur bones have been found at only three locations so far - northern Hawke's Bay, PortWaikato, and the Chatham Islands.

Visitors will also see a striking enlargement of an original New Zealand watercolour of the sauropods on a beach by noted freelance illustrator and author Dave Gunson, and a selection of dinosaur illustrations by New Zealand artist Geoffrey Cox.

The exhibition has been made possible by the support of New Zealand Oil&Gas who are keen to see science promoted in the community.