Guided Riversleigh Fossil Discovery Centre & Laboratory

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Highlights & inclusions

Innovative interactive displays
One of the most significant fossil deposits worldwide
Showcases fossils from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area
Newly renovated and upgraded centre
See what the world looked like 25 million years ago
Tells the unique story of the evolution of Australia's wildlife
or 4 payments of $9.50 with more info

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Tue, Jul 23, 2024

What you can expect

Visit the Riversleigh Fossil Discovery Centre in Mount Isa to discover one of the world’s richest sites of fossil deposits in Outback Queensland. The centre tells a unique story of the evolution of Australian wildlife in interactive and educational displays. Stop by to see paleontological experts tell the fascinating stories of Riversleigh in the movie theatre and wander through the giant diorama for a glimpse into life 25 million years ago.

This package also includes a guided tour of the Riversleigh Fossil Laboratory for an engaging experience exploring how the fossils are cleaned, sorted and extracted from limestone. History buffs of all ages will enjoy this guided tour with entry to Riversleigh Fossil Discovery Centre - get your tickets here!


What you need to know

  • Guided tour to find out how specimens are sorted
  • Big Bird Interactive Experience
  • Fossil Augmented Reality Experience
  • Virtual Dig Site Touchscreen Experience
  • Interactive Skulls Touchscreen Experience
  • Transport to/from your home destination or accommodation
  • Meals
  • View one of the most significant fossil deposits worldwide that tells the unique story of the evolution of Australian wildlife
  • Learn about fossils from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area
  • Interact with innovative displays in the newly renovated and upgraded centre
  • Find out about how specimens are sorted, cleaned and how the fossils are extracted from hard limestone
  • Wander through an impressive diorama to see what this ancient world looked like 25 million years ago
  • Guided tours depart at 10.00am & 2.00pm (Closed Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday and Boxing Day)
  • Tour time is 2 hours.
  • 9 Marian Street, Mount Isa, Queensland
Cancellation Policy
  • Amendments or cancellations made less than one (1) day prior to arrival will incur a 100% cancellation fee
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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  • We have an approved Science Based Target
  • We use third party verified standards
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