Age of Fishes Museum
Hours: 10-4pm 7 days, Including most public holidays
150 million years before dinosaurs roamed the earth, almost all backboned animals live in water, not on land. This was the Devonian Period of the “Age Of Fishes”.
A chance find near Canowindra NSW in 1956, and a major excavation of the same site in 1993, uncovered a remarkable fossil site. It contained well preserved remains of thousands of bizarre, long extinct fishes encased in bony armour, other fishes with lungs and huge predators with crocodile like jaws, many of them new to science.
The most important fossils treasures are now on display at the Age Of Fishes Museum in Canowindra. This unique “window in time” allows visitors to study what happened there 360 million years ago.
The fossils are supplemented by aquarium displays, permanent exhibitions, audio tour, gift shop, geological time walk, sculpture garden and outdoor picnic ground which houses fossils dig boxes and a giant games board.
Opening hours are 10am – 4pm daily excluding Christmas Day and Good Friday. Admission applies to the Museum. Group welcome - please book in advance.