7 May 2022

Family Day: The Bristol Dinosaur

Bristol was very different 200 million years ago. This was the Triassic Period when dinosaurs evolved.

Bristol’s very own dinosaur Thecodontosaurus antiquus (ancient socket-toothed-lizard) was roaming the islands of the Mendip Archipelago, then a warm tropical environment. The bones were discovered in 1834 by quarry workers in rocks just up the road from here.

The focus of this family day is our unique Bristol Dinosaur. Come and meet fossil experts from the University of Bristol’s Bristol Dinosaur Project. You will be able to handle real fossil specimens from the museum’s collections. You can also follow a trail around the museum to learn how Thecodontosaurus lived and about Triassic life in the Bristol area.

This event is part of GeoWeek 2022 in partnership with The School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol.

Pre-book museum entry

Free – donations welcome.

To book your place, please click the link below and select Saturday 7 May from the date picker and then your preferred time slot. Time slots for this event are every half an hour between 11am and 2.30pm.

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