1 July 2017
An Erth - Visual & Physical Inc production
Deep below the surface, submerged below time, swam some of the world’s most amazing prehistoric marine reptiles. Following the internationally loved and applauded show Erth's Dinosaur Zoo™, the team at Erth have spent years scouring the seven seas, collecting playful prehistoric creatures of the deep in their giant aquarium. For the very first time, you are invited to dive in and meet these aquatic critters in person.
What does a Plesiosaurs skin feel like? How big are a Kronosaurus’ teeth? And do Kimberella even wear shoes? Our skilled handlers will be able to answer all these questions and more in this once in a lifetime interactive theatre experience at Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium.
Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium invites children to step into the action of the performance: at each show performers will invite a small number of carefully selected young divers to join them on their quest to the bottom of the ocean, to ‘swim’ with an amazing array of aquatic creatures from bygone eras.
Connecting young audiences to the real science of palaeontology, Erth’s prehistoric creatures are unmistakably ‘alive’ and mostly friendly, in this fun, educational and unique performance that will delight all audiences from ages 5 years and up.
Come dive with us to the historical depths of the ocean and unlock some of nature’s greatest mysteries.
Written by Scott Wright with Drew Fairley and Catherine McNamara // Directed by Scott Wright // Head of Design: Steve Howarth // Produced by Gemma Pepper
Warning // Loud noises and theatrical hazer effects
Presented by Cessnock Performing Arts Centre
Image: Heidrun Lohr
"As an introduction into palaeontology and exploration of the rich history of life on planet earth this show is a must see." - Emily Shaddick, Australian Stage, 27 Sep 2015
"Prehistoric Aquarium is a prequel to Erth’s long-running touring show Dinosaur Zoo, which re-creates, for children and adults, a series of prehistoric monsters using splendid puppetry and lighting." - John McCallum, The Australian, 29 Sep 2015
"From jellyfish to ancient crocodiles, the Prehistoric Aquarium has all the main underwater dinosaurs, starting from the beginning of time. Engaging and informative, this show has it all." - Felicity Dayhew, Stage Noise, 30 Sep 2015
"This children's show offers a dose of science, a dash of humour and whole lot of wonder, as Erth brings prehistoric marine creatures to life." - David Washington, In Daily, 11 March 2016
All Tickets $20.00
Children aged 3 years and under are free on the knee
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