Photo: Anne Harting, courtesy of Riversleigh Fossil Discovery Centre.

Riversleigh Fossil Discovery Centre

The Riversleigh Fossil Discovery Centre in Mount Isa showcases the fossils from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area. 

Useful information

19 Marian Street, Mount Isa, QLD


Gift shop
Café / refreshments
Disabled access
Accessible toilets
Baby changing facilities
Regular guided tours

Opening hours

Monday8.30am – 4.30pm
Tuesday8.30am – 4.30pm
Wednesday8.30am – 4.30pm
Thursday8.30am – 4.30pm
Friday8.30am – 4.30pm
Saturday8.30am – 4.30pm
Sunday8.30am – 4.30pm

More information about Riversleigh Fossil Discovery Centre

Riversleigh is part of the Australian Fossil Mammal Sites and home to one of the most significant fossil deposits worldwide that tells a unique story of the evolution of Australia’s wildlife.

In the newly renovated and upgraded centre some of Riversleigh’s most unique fossil finds are exhibited with innovative interactive displays. Let the palaeontological experts tell you their stories of Riversleigh in the movie theatre or wander through an impressive diorama to see what this ancient world looked like 25 million years ago.

Why not join a guided tour to find out how specimens are sorted, cleaned and the fossils extracted from hard limestone in our Riversleigh fossil laboratory – an experience that is educational and engaging for the entire family. You might even find yourself virtually digging for fossils!

Come and discover Riversleigh! You can visit the centre at your own pace, self-guided, any time during our opening times. Book a guided tour with our fossil enthusiasts (10am & 2pm most days, bookings required) which includes behind-the-scenes access to the Riversleigh fossil laboratory.

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