Museum in a Van comes to Benalla

Published on 23 December 2022

Benalla Library

Dinosaurs roar into Benalla

Museum Victoria’s ‘museum in a van’ will be visiting Benalla Library these school holidays, bringing Dinosaurs… Traces of the Past to town. 

Dinosaurs have long been the subject of fascination for children. Through stories and activities, this program will introduce the ways in which palaeontologists have come to understand dinosaurs through finding and studying fossils.

Casts of an ancient Victorian amphibian, a Triceratops horn, teeth and section of a frill, and a life-sized Muttaburrasaurus skull are just some of the collection objects Museums Victoria include as part of their traveling ‘museum in a van’ outreach program.

Children will be able to talk about and touch real dinosaur fossils, learn about ancient time periods, see life-size replicas of dinosaur skulls, and classify their favourite prehistoric creatures as herbivores or carnivores.

Dinosaurs... Traces of the Past

Ages 4 – 9*

*Adult supervision required for all attendees

Tuesday 24 January 2023

1.30pm – 2.30pm

Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop Learning Centre

2 Fawckner Drive, Benalla

Numbers Limited, Bookings Essential via 5762 2069.