Students visit our amazing Earth in Space gallery and come face to face with our dinosaur ‘Eo’. In this interactive gallery they can explore fossils, rocks and minerals on display. In the workshop students handle and identify real and replica dinosaur fossils then have a go at being a Palaeontologist, helping to ‘dig up and discover’ a dinosaur skeleton. They make some beautiful fossil rubbings to take back to school.

key learning outcomes:

Students will have first hand experiences of the properties of rocks, as well as identifying and naming dinosaur parts and fossils. They will consider the distinction between things that are alive, that are dead and things that were never alive.

Main learning approaches:

Active learning
Collaborative learning
Creative learning

Planning a Visit:

Workshop sessions are generally two hours long and run between 9.30-11.30am and 12.30 – 2.30.

To ensure a quality experience, we ask that the maximum number of children booked in per workshop session is 30.

A room for lunch is provided when booking sessions led by the museum staff

Booking is essential.

To contact a learning officer about booking this workshop or for further information please in the first instance email: