10 September 2024—10 July 2025

Workshop: Rocks and fossils

Can you spot a metamorphic from a sedimentary rock? Young geologists can investigate rocks and fossils in this hands-on workshop. Take part in fun geology activities to discover more about the rock cycle, volcanoes and plate tectonics.

 Children will:

  • Discover how rocks are made from minerals
  • Handle and investigate rocks, minerals and fossils
  • Learn about and identify features of 3 different types of rocks: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic
  • Discover how rocks are changed during the rock cycle, including by volcanoes and plate tectonics
  • Learn scientific terms weathering, erosion, composition, compression, intrusive and extrusive
  • Take home experiments investigating soils
  • Explore the geology gallery using a museum self-guided activity


Suitable for: Years 3-6

Group size: Up to 35 pupils per class. If you book more than one workshop on the same day you will receive a 10% reduction on the cost of all the workshops.

Duration: 60 minutes

We have multiple sessions available from 10.15am.

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Available at M Shed and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery only. Complimentary use when booking a workshop. Charged at £1 per child for independent visits.