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 can we find out about what dinosaurs really looked like and how they lived?

Pupils will handle rocks and fossils, and find out what fossils are, what they can tell us and how palaeontologists study them to explore prehistoric life on Earth.

In this fun hands-on workshop, pupils work in groups to identify a range of fossils, perform their own fossil dig and work out what their mystery specimens might be through observation and measuring.

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

Pre-visit information and curriculum links PDF (60KB)

Event dates
12 December 2018 10.30-11.15, 11.30-12.15, 12.30-13.15, 13.30-14.15
14 December 2018 10.30-11.15, 11.30-12.15, 12.30-13.15, 13.30-14.15
17 December 2018 10.30-11.15, 11.30-12.15, 12.30-13.15, 13.30-14.15
18 December 2018 10.30-11.15, 11.30-12.15, 12.30-13.15, 13.30-14.15
19 December 2018 10.30-11.15, 11.30-12.15, 12.30-13.15, 13.30-14.15
7 January 2019 10.30-11.15, 11.30-12.15, 12.30-13.15, 13.30-14.15
8 January 2019 10.30-11.15, 11.30-12.15, 12.30-13.15, 13.30-14.15
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How to book

To book this workshop available at our Museum in South Kensington, 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.