Presented by Country Arts SA and Erth – Visual & Physical Inc.

Deep below the surface of the ocean, submerged below time, swam some of the world’s most amazing prehistoric marine reptiles. Following the internationally loved and applauded show Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo™, the team at Erth have spent years scouring the seven seas, collecting playful prehistoric creatures of the deep in their giant aquarium. For the very first time, you are invited to dive in and meet these aquatic critters in person.

What does a Plesiosaurs skin feel like? How big are a Kronosaurus’ teeth? And do Kimberella even wear shoes? Skilled handlers will be able to answer all these questions and more in this once-in-a-lifetime interactive theatre experience.

At Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium, children will step into the action of the performance: at each show performers will invite a small number of carefully selected young divers to join them on their quest to the bottom of the ocean, to ‘swim’ with an amazing array of aquatic creatures from bygone eras.

Connecting young audiences to the real science of palaeontology, Erth’s prehistoric creatures are unmistakably ‘alive’ and mostly friendly in this fun, educational and unique performance that will delight all audiences’ ages 5 years up.

Come dive into the historical depths of the ocean and unlock some of nature’s greatest mysteries.


Written by Scott Wright with Drew Fairley and Catherine McNamara

Directed by Scott Wright

Head of Design, Steve Howarth

Photo: Heidrun Lohr

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium has been supported by Carriageworks’ IN DEVELOPMENT program, the NSW Government through Arts NSW and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

How to write about and draw prehistoric nature

How do we know how prehistoric animals lived, what they looked like and how they behaved?

Join award-winning science writer and zoologist Danielle Clode at the Chaffey Theatre to find out what we know about the animals that lived in and around the Eromanga Sea. Find out what’s involved in writing a book about animals no-one has ever seen and try your hand at drawing or writing about prehistoric nature.

Chaffey Theatre Foyer

Workshop 3pm-4pm (after the Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium 2pm performance)

Ages 5+ FREE activity with Zoologist and award winning writer Danielle Clode “Life under the Eromanga Sea”. Zoologist and award-winning writer Danielle Clode – “Life Under the Eromanga Sea” tells all – What do we know about the animals that lived there? How do you write about and draw prehistoric nature?”

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