Dawnosaurs Online

Dawnosaurs Online is a set of free online activities aimed at children with neurodiverse conditions including autism and other sensory processing difficulties. 

Enjoy fun, educational resources, including a special visit to Ranger Stu's zoo.

Take part in dinosaur-themed activities you can do at home, including learning how to draw a dinosaur, colouring in different dinosaurs, and reading a letter from scientist Adrian about his fossil-hunting trip to the Isle of Wight.

  • The next Dawnosaurs Online starts 20 July. The theme is minibeasts.

Meet Ranger Stu

Say hello to Ranger Stu and meet some of the animals from his zoo.

The video playback can be slowed down and captions can be turned on if needed. These actions can be found on the bottom right of the YouTube video.

Letters from Adrian

Learn why Museum scientist Adrian Rundle became a palaeontologist in this letter. There are plain text and audio versions available. 

Colouring pages

Have your coloured pencils, pens and crayons ready! Get creative with a range of six drawings that are ready to download, print and colour. 

Which one will you colour first?

Draw a T. rex

Follow our simple instructions to draw a cartoon T. rex and read on to find out how professional artists bring dinosaurs to life with their pictures.

The video playback can be slowed down and music turned off, if needed.

The Dino Directory

Discover facts, figures and images for more than 300 dinosaurs.

Explore the Museum online

Delve into the Museum from home with a virtual self-guided tour of the galleries.

Enjoy nature on your doorstep

Find activities and ideas to occupy yourself and family at home, in your garden or local outdoor space.

Let us know your feedback

Thank you for taking part in our first ever Dawnosaurs Online event. We would love to hear your feedback so we can improve future events.

The survey will take about five minutes.

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