Geoscience Australia Tours – National Science Week

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Geoscience Australia is hosting tours of the National Minerals and Fossils Collection and its laboratories and SHRIMP facility Monday to Thursday during National Science Week 13th-19th August 2017.

National Mineral and Fossil Collection: Explore the world class collection of amazing specimens stored in Geoscience Australia’s archive. Numbers limited to 10 per session. Tours will take roughly 1 hour 15 minutes. Not suitable for under 10 year olds. Available times: 10.00am and 6.00pm Monday 14 August, 10.00am and 6.00pm Tuesday 15 August, and 10.00am Wednesday 16 August.

Laboratories and SHRIMP Tour: Ever wanted to study microfossils used by scientists to explore for petroleum and interpret ancient environments? Take a tour through Geoscience Australia’s Laboratories and Sensitive High-Resolution Ion Microprobe (SHRIMP) laboratory. Numbers limited to 20 per session. Tour will take roughly 60 minutes. Available times: 12.30pm Tuesday 15 August and 12.30pm Thursday 17 August.

Tours leave from the Geoscience Australia reception.  Bookings are essential and the tours are free of charge.  Click here for details.

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