3 April—10 April 2024

Family activity: Mary Anning

All advance tickets for these performances have been fully booked. There may be a few tickets released on the day, depending on capacity.

Come and see palaeontologist Anne-Marie’s most marvellous lecture for the young palaeontologists of today!

Anne-Marie will tell the story of her favourite palaeontologist, the famous Mary Anning, and how she discovered incredible fossils at the age of just 13 years old. These discoveries have helped us to  keep learning about the ancient marine reptiles of the early Jurassic period. Expect puppetry, epic marine reptiles and facts about the world’s biggest (and boniest) eyeball!

This theatrical performance from Megan Vaughan Thomas (Cardboard Adventures’ Boxville, Nottingham Playhouse’s Hansel & Gretel) and Stephanie Kempson (winner of a Fringe First Award at Edinburgh Fringe, and New York Times Critics’ Pick for Breathless) is designed to bring the story of Bristol Museum’s Temnodontosaurus fossil to life for 7-11yr olds and inspire them to search for fossil discoveries of their own.

The performances are ticketed, so we advise booking in advance but there will be some tickets released on the day. Please arrive a little early to secure your space, and there will be some opportunities to make props to use. The performance area will have limited seating so if you have any access requirements, please let us know in advance [email protected]

Running time: 25 minutes

Suitable for: Adults with children aged 7-11 years (children must be accompanied by an adult at all times)

Please note – Mary Anning performance at Bristol Museum on Wednesday 3rd April.

This is to let you know that we will be filming the performances on this date. On the day, we will ask you to complete a media release form, giving permission for you and your child to be filmed (for use on our social media channels and online). If you do not wish to be filmed, we suggest that you book another performance (either 6th or 10th April). If this is not possible, you would be welcome to attend the performance, we may just need to ask that you stand to one side of the main seated area for the 20 minute performance.