Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs

Date: September 14, 2016 - February 26, 2017
Time: Visiting hours

Location:

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
2 Invermay Road LAUNCESTON TAS 7248

Details:

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 inĀ Permian Monsters: Life before the Dinosaurs.

This unique exhibition brings the past back to life with fossilized skeletons and full size life models of the animals that ruled the world millions of years before the age of dinosaurs, in a time known as the Permian.

The Permian period ended with the largest extinction Earth ever experienced, which wiped out 90% of all species on the planet. The cause of the end-Permian extinction had baffled scientists for the past 20 years but a recent discovery shed new light on the cause of this catastrophe: global warming.

The exhibition blends art and science with a collection of new artwork which offers a glimpse back in time through the eyes of award winning paleo-artist Julius Csotonyi.

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Event audience: Everyone