Council Arts officer Rohan Phillips said this interactive art and theatre display is not to be missed.
“The entire conservatory space is transformed into an archaeological dig site where children can search for dinosaur bones,” he said.
“Children visiting The Dig will be guided through the essentials by Professor Bonney Saurus’ own unique form of dinosaur palaeontology and equipped with special dig tools to help uncover extraordinary finds.
“Children from Camp Hill Primary School helped to select the work for this year’s project, reinforcing the commitment to Greater Bendigo as a Child Friendly City.
“They chose this unique art exhibition by artist Emma Pryse, aka Professor Bonney Saurus. Emma has 20 years of national and international experience working on events and festivals. Her work is imaginative, fun and interactive.”
Children are encouraged to touch, pick up and feel the bones that sit inside a giant skull.
They can also move a giant leg bone and play with the skeletons once they have been uncovered.
The Dig will be open Monday to Friday from 10am to noon and weekends from 11am to 3pm, until September 2.
The Professor and Emma will be at the site on Fridays and weekends from 11am to 1pm.Entry to The Dig is free, and the site is wheelchair and pram accessible.