Elise Archer, Minister for the Arts

Large-scale dinosaurs will be on display at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) following the opening of a new touring exhibition called Dinosaur rEvolution: Secrets of Survival.

Tasmanian-based company Gondwana Studios developed the exhibition, transforming TMAG into the ancient world of dinosaurs with animatronic models, giant skeletons, large-scale murals and fossil casts that visitors can touch.

This all-ages exhibition explores the science behind recent fossil finds in China, providing an insight into the complex nature of the evolution of dinosaurs.

Alongside Dinosaur rEvolution, TMAG is presenting a display of geological material relating to Tasmania in the age of the dinosaurs, including a Tasmaniosaurus triassicus, an Early Triassic reptile belonging to a primitive reptile group from which dinosaurs evolved.

Dinosaur rEvolution: Secrets of Survival is presented by TMAG in partnership with The Royal Society of Tasmania as part of its 175th anniversary celebrations.

It is fantastic to see the museum partnering with other local organisations to bring this ground-breaking exhibition to Tasmania for the first time and I am sure it will be a huge drawcard for visitors over summer.

Dinosaur Evolution: Secrets of Survivalruns from 7 December 2018 to 5 May 2019 at TMAG. For more information, please visit: www.tmag.tas.gov.au/dinosaur