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Blue Peter's big Museum day out

14 June 2006

The cast and crew of BBC 1's Blue Peter spent the day at the Natural History Museum filming a whole show of the much-loved children's programme broadcast on Wednesday 14 June.

The presenters, including the cat and two dogs, got the chance to hang out with Dippy, the famous Diplodocus dinosaur in the magnificent Central Hall. 'The Natural History Museum is fantastic and I didn't want to leave,' said presenter Zoe Salmon .

School children taking part in the Blue Peter quiz at the Natural History Museum.

School children taking part in the Blue Peter quiz at the Natural History Museum.

Children from the St Mary & St Benedict Catholic Primary School in Coventry and St Vincent's in Marylebone took part in the show. They joined in the fun playing a dinosaur quiz and visiting the famous galleries.

Presenter Matt Baker jumped at the chance to go behind the scenes of the Museum. While he was there he also got a sneak preview of the new blockbuster exhibition, Dino Jaws, opening at the end of this month.

Matt helped Museum engineer John Phillips put together the moving model of a Baryonyx dinosaur. He put some finishing touches to the paintwork, tested the movements and helped John attach the 'skin' to its massive legs. Baryonyx will be part of Dino Jaws, a new exhibition all about what dinosaurs ate and how we know, opening on 30 June.

Blue Peter competition
Socks, the Blue Peter cat.

Socks, the Blue Peter cat.

For your chance to win some amazing prizes including one year's child membership at the Natural History Museum and tickets to the Dino Jaws exhibition, enter the Blue Peter competition.

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