Kronosaurus Korner Richmond
Where is it at?
91-93 Goldring Street
Tel: 7 4741 3429
Where are we going today?
T-Rex, Triceratops, Pterodactyl...Kronosaurus? Bet you haven't heard of that one!
Kronosaurus Korner isn't just about those wonderful sea creatures called the Kronosaurus that swam in our oceans millions of years ago. It's a fascinating and fun fossil centre for kids which offer self guided tours around their workshops, theatres, and fossil hunting sites!
They are actually an operational laboratory that looks at the local fossils from the Cretaceous Inland Sea which actually covered Queensland a whopping 120 million years ago! Richmond is the centre of where the sea was, so the centre is filled with all the animals that lived and died in that sea. It's pretty amazing!
The Kronosaurus Korners Visitor Information Centre offers kids interesting information on the Richmond area, as well as the surrounding areas. Kids will also love the scale replicas of the Kronosauraus and the rare Minmi (What kind of creature do you think that would have been!)
If kids get the urge to get out and imagine being an adventurous archaeologist, just head 12km north of the area (easily accessible by all vehicles) to the fossicking sites! They are FREE and you don't need any digging tools! Some people go without anything and discover some incredible things! Fish bones, scales, shells, and even sharks teeth. You can even take your discoveries back to Kronosaurus Korner for identification - some families have made some pretty amazing ones!
Get your Indiana Jones hat on and step back in time to a place where these giant creature roamed the earth and swam in our seas! Can you imagine being around during that time? And if you can - would you want to meet these giants in person!? We don't think we would!
How much does it cost?
- Children$10 (Aged 5 - 15)
- Free Under: 4, as well as local Richmond residents.
When can we go?
8:30am open. 4pm close Nov - March. 5pm close April - October.
Closed Christmas and Boxing Day, New Years Day and Good Friday.
Students love coming here to check out all the fossils, and the centre's educational tour ranges from 1 to 1.5 hours, and can be tailored to suit what you would love to cover, from palaeoecology, evolution, extinction and fossil preparation. But allow 3 - 3.5 for your whole experience including the fossil sites. .
The Moon Rock Cafe and Bakery serves tasty light meals, sandwiches, pies, of course the true Aussie sausage rolls, as well as variety of hot and cold drinks and a delicious range of cakes and snacks. They make everything fresh on the premises, and have indoor and outdoor seating so you can enjoy it whatever the weather! .
Need a little extra help?
There is full disabled access as well as disabled toilets. The staff are also happy to help where they can! .
There is a baby change room available..
They offer two types of guided tours for groups of 10 people or more, Guided tours are by prior arrangement only..