Travel back 300 million years to explore the giant creatures of the Carboniferous Period.
In the Carboniferous period (359 – 299 million years ago), the continents were grouped together and much of the world was covered in vast swampy forests. Land plants were developing strong root systems that allowed them to grow larger and for trees to grow taller, pumping vast amounts of oxygen into the atmosphere.
Arthropods (invertebrates with exoskeletons) dominated the land and the air, and the high oxygen levels helped them to evolve to gigantic proportions.
Join us in the Melbourne Museum foyer and make your own Meganeura, a massive dragonfly, one of the most iconic giants of the Carboniferous era.