Gondwana Studios presents:
PERMIAN MONSTERS: LIFE BEFORE THE DINOSAURS
29 September - 12 December 2018 | Golden Homes & Mitre 10 Mega Create Galleries
Step back in time when bizarre-looking animals dominated life on land and sea, and find out about the greatest extinction the world has ever seen in Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs. This international travelling exhibition brings the past back to life with fossilised skeletons and full-size life, moving models of the animals that ruled the world... years before the age of dinosaurs, in a time known as the Permian.
The exhibition blends art and science with a collection of artwork which offers a glimpse back in time through the eyes of award winning paleo-artist Julius Csotonyi. View fossilised skeletons and reconstructed models of these amazing but bizarre creatures that dominated land and sea; and dig and identify fossils in the interactive dig pits throughout the exhibition.
See giant insects, bizarre looking sharks and strange reptiles with mammal-like characteristics. Meet the top predator of the time, the giant sabertoothed gorgonopsid inostrancevia and find out what nearly killed them all to make way for Earth's next rulers, the dinosaurs.
Permian Mosters: Life Before the Dinosaurs is a travelling exhibition produced by Gondwana Studios.
Proudly supported by The Wellington Regional Amenities Fund and GNS Science Te Puu Ao.
Entry by Donation
LOST DINOSAURS COMPETITION
Saturday 29 September - 22 October 2018
Take a walk through Upper Hutt City Centre and see if you can find the dinosaurs hiding in five shop windows. Don't forget to look in the Mall. Follow the link on how to enter and go in the draw to win one of three Family Fun Packs!
DAVES' DINOSAUR TOURS
Every Tuesday 2 October - 4 December 2018 | 4pm
Join our intrepid adventurer Dave every Tuesday during the exhibition, for a child focused tour by torchlight through Permian Monsters.
A PERMIAN MONSTER TALK WITH DR HAMISH CAMPBELL
Sunday 14 October 2018 | 1pm
Join Dr Hamish Campbell as he journey's back millions of years to New Zealand's Permian period and prepare to be amazed at what lies beneath the oceans.