14 March—17 March 2017

Dinosaur Takeover!

We are celebrating British Science Week 2017 with the return of our popular Dinosaur Takeover!

Join us between 14-17 March when we’ll be running a series of 90 minute workshops packed with thrilling dinosaur-related activities all week long.  School children will be able to:

  • Handle and examine fossils
  • Get up close to The Bristol Dinosaur
  • Take part in a dino-dig
  • Learn about dino food chains
  • Meet paleontologists

Suitable for Years 2 – 4
Duration: 90 minutes
Group size: Up to 35 pupils – you can book more than one session

Run in partnership with dinosaur experts from the University of Bristol

Special offer: Any school booking a Dinosaur Takeover! workshop can book a FREE in-school follow-up session led by postgraduate students from the University of Bristol.  Available to all schools within a 40 mile radius of Bristol city centre.

Planning on having a picnic as part of your visit? Free use of our lunch room is included in the cost of your session.

We have two sessions available at 10.15am-11.45pm and 12.30-2.00pm

What the teachers say:

“a great introduction to the world of dinosaurs… and great to handle fossils and think about where they came from and what they were.”  Andrew Easey, Cam Everlands Primary School, Gloucestershire.


Learning enquiry form

Please complete this form to start the booking process.

Your name
Providing a range of dates will help us find a suitable workshop as they book up quickly
(Only available at M Shed and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. Free use with booked workshops only, chargeable at 75p per child for independent visits)

Teaching Earth Sciences

Perhaps our Dinosaur Takeover! dates don't work for your school? Fear not, we have similar workshops available throughout the year to help you deliver your science curriculum: