London Museums Day Trip
On our London Museums Day Trip, students could have the chance to visit the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum. Here is just a selection of what is on display in the Dinosaurs Gallery:
- The skull of a Triceratops
- The egg of an Oviraptor
- The first Tyrannosaurus rex fossil ever found
We can also arrange for your group to take part in a number of workshops and educational activities at the museum. The Dino Scene Investigation, for example, gives students the chance to don goggles and take part in their very own fossil dig, learning about the specimens they discover in excavation boxes. They will then attempt to discover which species their fossils came from by observing and drawing bone structures.
Your class may also enjoy putting on white lab coats as part of the self-guided Dino Scientist activity. The Natural History Museum provides students with workbooks to help them interpret and analyse exhibits, covering themes such as bones, movement, feeding, adaptation and improving your students’ scientific working. Teachers are given an educator’s guide to help their pupils.
Two Nights in Edinburgh
Alternatively, take a look at our Edinburgh tour for a chance to introduce your students to the National Museum of Scotland’s T-rex. At 12 metres long, this life-sized cast is sure to impress young dino-enthusiasts. The museum runs an excellent Dinosaur Discovery workshop, encouraging pupils to work in groups and discover more about palaeontology.
The workshop has the following benefits:
- Students can handle real fossils, as well as replicas and images.
- Pupils discover how palaeontologists use fossil evidence and make their own deductions about size, diet, date and characteristics of their mystery dinosaur.
- There is the opportunity for presentation work as the groups report on their findings to their classmates.
Isle of Wight Geography Tour
Our Isle of Wight Geography trip includes a thrilling fossil hunt with ‘The Fossil Man’, Martin Hunt. Martin is a well-known local expert on Cretaceous fossil crustaceans and adapts his specialist knowledge perfectly for eager young minds. The group will visit one of five beaches selected by Martin on this school trip. Ideas about how fossils are formed, and how they come to be lying on a beach on the Isle of Wight, are explored during the hunt.
The Isle of Wight is one of the best places in the UK to find remains from the Cretaceous period. Here is what your students could discover:
- Dinosaur bones and teeth
- Dinosaur footprints
- Insect fossils
- Fish remains
- Mammal and reptile remains
- Plants and seeds