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Welcome to the Riversleigh Fossil Discovery Centre, your window into the ancient wonders of Northwestern Queensland!

Nestled in the picturesque town of Mount Isa, our museum is a treasure trove of fossils that offer a glimpse into Australia’s remarkable natural history.

Explore our captivating exhibits and delve into the rich tapestry of life that once thrived in the lush rainforests and sprawling savannahs of Riversleigh. Marvel at the exquisitely preserved fossils of prehistoric mammals, birds, and reptiles, including the iconic Thylacoleo, the marsupial lion, and the formidable giant kangaroo Procoptodon.

Our interactive displays and immersive experiences provide visitors of all ages with the opportunity to unearth fossils, learn about the science of palaeontology, and gain a deeper understanding of the ancient ecosystems that shaped the landscape we see today.

Conveniently located in Mount Isa, our museum is easily accessible by road, making it the perfect destination for a day trip or a stop on your outback adventure. Join us at the Riversleigh Fossil Discovery Centre and embark on a journey through time, where every fossil tells a story and every visit is an opportunity to unlock the secrets of Australia’s prehistoric past.

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19 Marian Street
Mount Isa QLD 4825

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Guided Museum Experience


Self-guided Museum Experience

Riversleigh Fossil Discovery Centre itineraries

Ancient Outback Mount Isa Loop

Dinos, Crocs and Gold

Discovery Drive

Drovers and Pioneers Trail

Far West Adventure Drive

Overlander’s Way