The Dino Show

Event information

Event type: School

Location: Attenborough Studio (Orange Zone)

Subject: Show

Capacity: 80 pupils and adults
(KS2 + KS1 yr 2)

Duration: 45 minutes

Ticket prices:

£3 per pupil
Booking required

Join us on a quest back in time! Your class will use their scientific skills to discover more about dinosaurs and the world they lived in.

Learning shows in our Attenborough Studio are a perfect introduction to or recap of nature-based topics. Audiences will be seated in an amphitheatre style space and the show will be presented by one of our expert educators.

Pupils and their teachers will be encouraged to participate throughout.

Show outline

At the start of our adventure, your class will learn about fossils, time scales and how environments change.

As we travel to different time periods they will learn about footprints, teeth, diets, food chains and poo! Plus, we meet a very special guest…

Towards the end of our journey, your class are faced with a final challenge to put all their scientific skills and knowledge together, before heading back to the present day and to think about the future of the planet.

Curriculum links:
(KS1) Working scientifically; Animals, including humans;
(KS2) Working scientifically; Living things and their habitats; Animals, including humans; Rocks; Evolution and inheritance

Booking information

This show is bookable for dates up to July 2023, during school term times.

The show is for Upper KS1 (year two only: ages 6-7) and KS2 (ages 7-11). Maximum capacity per show is 80 pupils and adults.

We can accept bookings from year one groups in the summer term only, if the groups have already completed dinosaur topics. Maximum capacity per show is 80 pupils and adults.

This shows includes immersive use of lights, cameras, sounds and demonstrations which are suitable for the age ranges listed.

Please note, the dates listed below are not live and you will need to contact us for availability.

To check availability and to book, call 020 7942 5555. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9.00 - 17.00.

Please be aware that we are only accepting card payments and no longer take BACS payments for school sessions. Please do speak to the contact centre when booking if you have any questions.

For guidance on booking and how to plan your day, please visit our Essential information page.

Event dates and times

The show runs at 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm on the weekdays shown below. The duration is 45 minutes.

April 2023

no dates in April

May 2023

4, 5, 19, 25, 26

June 2023

7, 16 19 ,30

July 2023

6, 7, 17, 18, 19

Essential information

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

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