Animal and human bodies

Classroom resources

Dinosaur skeleton

Find out about the skeleton of Dippy the Diplodocus and compare the shape and size of some of its body parts to your own. PDF (2.8MB)

Dinosaur dinners

Sort and match dinosaurs to their diets and learn about how different animals are classified as carnivore, herbivore or omnivore. PDF (2.9MB)


Dippy the Diplodocus 3D skull

Can you find Dippy's nostrils? What feature does Diplodocus share with humans but few other dinosaurs?

Rotate, zoom in and explore the features of this popular dinosaur.

Explore the blue whale skeleton in 3D

Take a close look at the bones of the largest animal ever to have lived in this interactive 3D model of a blue whale skeleton.

Useful articles

In the Museum


Hintze Hall

Whale hello there! Walk beneath the largest animal on Earth and explore dozens of other exhibits representing 4.5 billion years of natural history.

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Fossil Marine Reptiles

Find out what was going on in the oceans while dinosaurs dominated the land in the Fossil Marine Reptiles gallery.

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Mammals (blue whale model)

Discover the biggest mammals in the animal kingdom.

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