Dino Scene Investigation

Event information

Event type: workshop

Location: Picnic Area

Suitable for: Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11)

Capacity: 32 students

Duration: 45 minutes

Ticket prices:

£3 per student
Booking required

Perform your own fossil dig and draw conclusions about how dinosaurs looked in this hands-on workshop. 

From slow, plant-eating giants to fierce scavengers and hunters, dinosaurs dominated the land for over 160 million years. They died out around 65 million years ago, so how do scientists work out how they looked and behaved?

In this workshop pupils work in groups to perform their own fossil dig, uncovering mystery specimens from excavation boxes. Next, they observe and draw bone structures to interpret the species their fossil came from. 

Learning themes: using observations to draw conclusions, finding out how scientists use evidence, fossils, dinosaurs, carnivores and herbivores

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How to book

Call our school bookings team on +44(0)20 7942 5555.

Please read the pre-booking checklist (pdf 69kB) before you phone.

Lines are open Monday-Friday from 8.30-16.00.

Please read our payment and cancellation conditions before booking.

Essential information

Everything you need to know for a smooth-running day, from where to go for lunch to completing a risk assessment.