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Age of Fishes Museum

129 Gaskill Street, Canowindra, NSW

Imagine a world ruled by fish! Long before the dinosaurs the mighty rivers of the Central West teamed with bizarre ancient fishes - fish with armoured shells, fish with lungs, and huge predators with jaws like crocodiles.


Thousands of their fossils were found at Canowindra and give a unique glimpse into the Devonian Period - the 'Age of Fishes'.


The Museum displays many of these beautiful fossils together with live aquarium displays and wonderful recreations of life in the Devonian period, 360 million years ago.


The Age of Fishes Museum offers two permanent exhibitions, an education hub, a picnic area, and a geological time-walk set in beautiful gardens.

1 Programs

SCHOOL TRIPS & GROUP BOOKINGS

SCHOOL TRIPS & GROUP BOOKINGS

The Age of Fishes Museum aims to stimulate and develop a students interest in fossils and broaden their understanding of how fossils tell us about the different kinds of organisms that lived on the earth and how they have replaced one another over geological time. ​

Year
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Subject
Humanities & Social Science Technologies
Cost: $8 Per Student
Ratio: N/A
Guiding: Guided, Teacher-led, Online
Duration: 1 hrs