The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Travel & Indulgence - SHARON FOWLER

WE’VE all heard of T-Rex but the Tyran­nosaurs ex­hi­bi­tion, on show un­til July 27 at the Aus­tralian Mu­seum in Syd­ney, is de­signed to dis­pel in­grained dino myths, in­clud­ing the no­tion that T-Rex was the only one of his kind. Sub­ti­tled ‘‘Meet the Fam­ily’’, the ex­hi­bi­tion show­cases a dy­nasty that first ap­peared 165 mil­lion years ago and whose long line in­cluded Gor­gosauras (‘‘Ge­orge’’ ac­cord­ing to my four-yearold son), Al­ber­tosaurus (that would be ‘‘Al­bert’’) and the big­gest and brash­est of the Tyran­nosaurs, Rex. The small col­lec­tion of di­nosaur fos­sils in­cludes never-be­fore dis­played Chi­nese spec­i­mens and a lo­cally dis­cov­ered bone that some be­lieve is ev­i­dence of an An­tipodean rel­a­tive. While there’s enough to keep adults in­trigued, the ex­hi­bi­tion is a treat for young ones, with room-sized pro­jec­tions of di­nosaurs run­ning through Cir­cu­lar Quay, in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits and an ex­ten­sive pro­gram of kid­friendly events in­clud­ing dino hunts and mu­seum sleep­overs (fees ap­ply). En­try from $14 (free for un­der-fives). More: tyran­nosaurs.com.au.

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