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What's that dinosaur?

Key facts

  • Suitable for: Key Stage 1
  • Subjects: Science
  • Session type: Museum led
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Class size (maximum): 30
  • Venue: World Museum


This is a demonstrator led session in the Clore Natural History Centre. During the session children can find out more about dinosaurs using images, activities and specimens from our collections.  

Further details

Dinosaurs were animals unlike any other – monstrous in size and with no apparent living descendants. In this session children have the opportunity to discover what animals like tyrannosaurus, triceratops and diplodocus were truly like!

The pupils find out about the characteristics of dinosaurs and where their fossilised remains were found. We also explore the Mesozoic era looking at the changing climate, adaptations for dinosaur survival, biodiversity of dinosaurs and the parallel evolution of other types of animals and plants. 

Finally we look at the different theories and reasons why dinosaurs became extinct... or did they?

A self guided tour of the 'Bones in Stone' and 'Earth before Humans' displays on the 4th floor is recommended as part of the visit.