“We had the Dino Encounters team out for our sons 5th birthday and it was incredible! The kids were curious and a little shy to start with, but Sam and Roland were amazing with the kids and big kids who wanted to interact with Hunter. Something a bit different especially if you have dino-obessed kids like I do! Definitely worth it and we appreciated them driving a bit out of their way to visit us. Thanks team!”Melissa, Hatton Vale
“We were lucky enough to have Dinosaur Encounters come to our fete and they were a HUGE success! I cannot even begin to say how much the kids loved following the dinosaur around and even having a chance to hold the lead and walk it themselves! They provided an informative stage show as well. Highly recommend.”Sonia, Holland Park West
Entertainment – parties
Dino Encounters offers a service called “Rent-a-Dino”. If you need a dinosaur to surprise your work mates, appear at a social/educational event for the grownups, or just to provide a pre-historic twist to your function Dino Encounters can fill that need. We hire out our T-rex “Hunter” along with our professional puppeteer so that you can be sure that you are getting a truly unique dino experience without lifting a finger.
children’s parties / birthday parties
Dino Encounters is primarily a child focused entertainment company whose core values centre around providing an exciting and educational dinosaur based experience. Be it an unforgettable birthday experience or educational school appearance, Dino Encounters is the perfect way to entertain your own party guests.
kindergarten/childcare educational events
Dino Encounters is the perfect way to get children engaged in our pre-historic world. Dino Encounters offers a unique and hands-on learning experience bound to thrill and ignite young inquisitive minds. With our realistic Dinosaur Shows and Fossil Discovery Experiences we bring the past to life transforming the average chid-care/school day into a day they will never forget.
Faq's and interactive quiz
A paleontologist is a scientist who studies the fossilized remains of all kinds of organisms and is interested in knowing the history of organic life on earth. Paleontology is more than just dinosaurs!
Sir Richard Owen (1804-1892) who was a Victorian scientist. He established the London Natural History Museum in 1881 and invented the term "dinosaur". The word "dinosaur" of course has its roots in the Greek language for "terrible lizard", but Owen would have meant the word "terrible" to be understood as "awesome" or "fearfully great".
There have been many previous contenders for the title "world's biggest dinosaur" but the most recent pretender to the throne is the Argentinosaurus who was one of the biggest supersized Sauropod on Earth. Weighed in at about 77 tonnes.
The Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton named "Sue" sold for $8.3 million during a 1997 auction. "Sue" was the largest and most complete T. rex skeleton ever found. Was nicknamed Sue after its discoverer paleontologist Sue Hendrickson. Measurements of Sue suggest T. rex was one of the largest carnivorous dinosaurs to ever live, coming in at up to 13 feet (4 meters) tall.
Dinosaur fossils have been found on all seven continents.