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Friends Preview: Dinosaurs of Patagonia

Friday 15 December, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm


***All tickets allocated***See it first and see it free!

Be the first to see Ngā Taniwha o Rūpapa | Dinosaurs of Patagonia presented by the Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio in Argentina. This exclusive preview is available to Friends of Te Papa members on Friday 15 December, while the exhibition will open to the public on Saturday 16 December.

Meet the astonishing dinosaurs of Patagonia, South America – including Patagotitan, one of the most massive creatures ever to walk the planet. Encounter life-sized casts, and real fossils up to 180 million years old.

Step into the desert of Patagonia and discover incredible new fossil finds. See how scientists reconstruct the past, and journey back in time to explore dinosaur adaptations and environments. Patagonia and Aotearoa New Zealand were part of Gondwana when dinosaurs ruled – could similar dinosaurs have roamed here?

This family-friendly exhibition includes models, fossils, videos, and fun activities.  Highlights include:

  • a 30-metre-long cast of Patagotitan
  • eleven other precise casts, from tiny Manidens to ferocious Tyrannotitan, which preyed on Patagotitan
  • one of the biggest fossilised bones ever found: a Patagotitan femur.

The touring exhibition from Argentina’s Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio will be at Te Papa from 16 December 2023 to 28 April 2024.

This preview is members only (plus children or grandchildren under 15). Come any time between the preview hours 2.30 pm–5:00 pm and register your attendance by free ticket below.

Image credit: ©MEF, Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio, Trelew, Argentina.


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Friday 15 December
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Friends of Te Papa
(04) 381 7051


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