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Age of Fishes Museum in Canowindra

Thu 28 June 2018, at 10:00 am - Mon 30 December 2019, at 4:00 pm

Welcome to the Age of Fishes Museum

Open daily from 10am-4pm

Imagine a world ruled by fish! Long before dinosaurs roamed the Earth, the mighty rivers of the Central West teemed with bizarre ancient fishes – armoured fishes, fishes with lungs, and some huge predators with jaws like crocodiles. Thousands of their fossils were found at Canowindra and give us a unique glimpse into life during the Devonian Period – the ‘Age of Fishes’.

The Museum

A chance discovery in 1955 revealed an extensive fossil bed dating from the Devonian Period. This 360-370 million year old fossil deposit contains the remains of thousands of freshwater fish. Many were new to science. The best of the fossils so far recovered are now on public display at Canowindra, at the Age of Fishes Museum.

Details

Start:
Thu June 28 at 10:00 am
End:
Mon 30 December 2019, at 4:00 pm
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Age of Fishes Museum
129 Gaskill Street
Canowindra, NSW 2804 Australia
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Phone:
02 6344 1008
Website:
www.http://www.ageoffishes.org.au

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