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BOOK NOW: Life Before Dinosaurs - Permian Monsters


  • Nelson Provincial Museum 270 Trafalgar Street Nelson, Nelson, 7010 New Zealand (map)
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Something BIG is coming…

Opens Boxing Day - 26.12.2018

Step back in time 290 million years when bizarre-looking animals dominated life on land and sea, and find out about the greatest extinction the world has ever seen in Life Before Dinosaurs: Permian Monsters. This exhibition brings the past back to life with fossilised skeletons and full-size animatronic models of monsters that ruled the world long before the age of dinosaurs, in a time known as the Permian.

See giant insects, bizarre looking sharks and strange reptiles with mammal-like characteristics and meet the top predator of the time, the giant saber toothed Gorgonopsid Inostrancevia. This is the Summer Exhibition not to be missed!

  • All ages.

  • Bookings essential.

  • Special viewings available, click ‘Buy Tickets’ for details.


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