Rocks, fossils and minerals can tell us the most amazing things about our planet… and they look pretty stunning too!
This family Geology Take Over day at the museum is for all ages, with loads to do and see including dressing up, games, tours behind the scenes of the museum and chatting with geologists. Bristol rocks!
Ground floor: Front hall
Come and meet scientists from the Royal College of Pathologists (and Fluffy our pliosaur skull!) to see how disease affects animals from ancient marine reptiles to modern day mammals.
The University of Bristol will be talking about The Bristol Dinosaur Project and other areas of their fossil research. The Environmental Records Centre (BRERC) will also be on hand discussing the work they do involving geology and how it is recorded in the Avon area.
Ground floor: Back hall
Ever wanted to dress up as a dinosaur? Here is your chance. Adults welcome too.
First floor: Activities room
Get your hands on real fossils or even bring in your own for identification with the Bristol Dinosaur Society.
Pliosaur Craft: Lots of craft activities for you to make and take home. Make your own belemnite – a pliosaur’s favourite food, make a pliosaur bookmark or even make a mini pliosaur!
First floor: The Gypsy Caravan
Story time: The Storytelling Dragon with Cassandra Wye
11:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm
Talks and Tours (approx. 30mins)
Geology Store Tour
12pm, 1pm and 2pm
Come ‘Behind the Scenes’ and take a peek at some of the beautiful rock and fossil gems in the geology stores. Maximum 10 people per tour. Sign up and meet at Welcome Desk. Suitable for age 7+. No step free access.
Biology Store Tour
12pm, 1pm and 2pm
Come behind the scenes and see some of the treasures from the natural world cared for in the biology stores. Maximum 10 people per tour. Sign up and meet at Welcome Desk. Suitable for age 7+.
Main image: © Premasagar