Imagine a world ruled by fish!
Long before the dinosaurs the mighty rivers of the Central West teamed with bizarre ancient fishes - fish with armored shells, fish with lungs, and huge predators with jaws like crocodiles. Thousands of their fossils were found at Canowindra and give us a unique glimpse into life during the Devonian Period - the 'Age of Fishes'.
A chance discovery in 1955 revealed an extensive fossil bed dating from the Devonian Period. This 360 million year old formation contained the fossilised remains of over 3500 freshwater fish. Many were new to science. This unique fossil collection is now on public display in the township of Canowindra, only a short distance from the discovery location.
Enjoy the sculpture garden designed as part if an arts program with local high school students, wander the permanent exhibitions and the timelines and browse the gift shop. The Museum has an education program which caters for school children from Kindergarten to Year 12 and offers organized fossil digs for groups and individuals.
Located on the corner of Gaskill and Ferguson Streets, Canowindra NSW. Groups are welcome – please book in advance. Volunteers will provide morning and afternoon tea for a minimal fee or bring your own and use our picnic grounds.
See also www.centralnswmuseums.com.au