During the winter schools holidays in July kids can explore our local museum and some of their natural history free of charge. One child under 16 will be given free entry to the Age of Fishes Museum for each paying adult or senior in a group. Want to try something different these school holidays? Visit the Age of Fishes and get up close and personal with the New State Fossil emblem for NSW, Mandageria fairfaxi, a two metre long prehistoric predator (that could be your distant ancestor) which has only ever been found in Canowindra.
Mandageria fairfaxi, along with the six other unique species found in the Devonian fossil record of Canowindra, form an intriguing 360-million-year old food web of prehistoric proportions. Can you gather information on all the species that were living locally 360 million years ago and solve the food web puzzle to receive a great prize?
As an extra special treat all children visiting during this time will be offered half price membership to the Little Fossils Kids Club at the Age of Fishes Museum. They will receive membership for the rest of this year and first part of 2017 for half the regular price, now only $5. Club members will receive four jam packed newsletters each year filled with activities, games, competitions, prizes, giveaways and exclusive offers. So come on over to the Age of Fishes Museum, walk in the footsteps of David Attenborough, come face to face with 360-million- year old fossils that inhabited the world long before the dinosaurs and discover what lies beneath your backyard.