Dawnosaurs at Tring

Event information

Event type: special event

Location: Tring

Ticket prices:

Free, registration required

We are excited to present the second Dawnosaurs at Tring, Hertfordshire.

Registrations for the event on 8 September are now closed.

This exciting free event has been running successfully at our sister museum in South Kensington for the past four years.

Children on the autism spectrum can enjoy the Museum with their families and siblings, free from the hustle and bustle of the general public.

What can you expect from the experience?

  • Visitors have access to a few activities including a fossil identification activity, a dinotastic big draw, a dinosaur treasure hunt and access to our British Dinosaurs exhibition.
  • All activities are supported by experienced, autism-aware facilitators.
  • A sensory space will be available for those children needing a quieter and calmer space.
  • All of the galleries, outdoor spaces and the shop will be accessible throughout the event.

This event is best for children aged five to 15, and siblings are welcome.

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Frequently asked questions

Who is this event for?

Dawnosaurs events are suitable for children on the autism spectrum between the ages of five and 15. 

When are the events?

We ran our first event in May 2019 and our upcoming event is on Sunday 8 September.

How does it work?

To join the mailing list, please contact us. You will be notified when bookings are open before each event.

We will email more information about your visit a week in advance, to help you prepare your child for your visit. On the day you will be given a programme and map to let you know what you can do.

Dawnosaurs audiences can enter at 10.00 until 12.00. Due to resource, the Museum will close at 12.00 and re-open at 14.00 to the general public. At this point you are welcome to re-enter and continue exploring the galleries. Until this time, you could visit our on-site cafe, pop into Tring town centre, or explore nearby Tring Park.

Is there a cost?

The events are free.

Do I need to book?

Places are limited so booking is essential. Adult tickets are limited to three per group.

You can apply online three weeks before each event.

For more information, email us. If you need to cancel, please let us know so we can release the places to other families.

Event dates

Useful information

  • doors open at 10.00
  • the Museum opens to the public at 14.00, and you are welcome to re-enter though it may be busy
  • you can bring a picnic lunch which you can have in Walter’s Workshop, the small building located in the car park
  • there are baby changing facilities and accessible toilets
  • the Museum is fully accessible for wheelchair and buggy access
  • Mobiloo may be in attendance depending on availability. Please let us know as soon as possible if you require this facility.

Dawnosaurs has been made possible thanks to the generous support of The Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation.