Australian Age of Dinosaurs was incorporated as a not-for-profit organisation in October 2002 and was based at Belmont, a sheep station owned by David and Judy Elliott. In 2006 a rugged mesa and wilderness area 24km south-west of Winton “known as The Jump-Up” was donated by the Britton Family and the Museum relocated there in 2009. Today the Museum houses the world’s largest collection of Australian dinosaur fossils and comprises a Fossil Preparation Laboratory, Reception Centre and Dinosaur Canyon. Future plans include construction of Australia’s premier natural history museum at Dinosaur Canyon.
The Museum is a non-profit organisation which draws support from across Australia.
To further the public knowledge and understanding of Australia's natural history through displays, education programs, scientific research and the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Journal.
A world-class natural history museum for all Australians.
Our guiding values
- Shared curiosity.
- Passionate customer focus.
- Fair dinkum integrity.
- Dynamic evolution.
Discover the history, future and environment of the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum.