Dinosaurs on Our Doorstep!

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Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum
Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum
Phone
01905 25371
Email
gallerymuseum@museumsworcestershire.org.uk
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Location

Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum
Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1DT

Date

13 Jul 2024

Time

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

DINOSAURS ON THE DOORSTEP

Saturday 13 July to Sunday 8 September 2024 | Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum

Did you know over a hundred species of dinosaurs have been found right here in the UK?

This summer, come face to face with the dinosaurs that used to roam the UK, from harmless herbivores to terrifying tyrannosaurs; from the smallest to the largest. Come and see giant dinosaur skeletons, touch real fossil bones and see stunning original fossils from 150 million years ago. Find out about the fossils from our own backyard, and the crucial role they played in the discovery of dinosaurs. See those earliest finds which gave rise to dinosaurs as we know them, all the way to the most recent and exciting dinosaur discoveries from the UK.

From teeth to tail bones, jaws and claws, food to fossilised poo, and giant skeletons, encounter real fossil bones from 100 million years ago, and find out who ate whom!

Enjoy the dinosaur discovery camp complete with shelter and campfire, a quiet space to read up on all your favourite dinosaurs and get hand-on at the Dino Activity Station.

Open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm, Sunday 10am – 3pm.

This exhibition is free to visit; no booking is needed. Plan your visit to the Art Gallery and Museum.

 


 

What’s on

Opening day – Family Fun!

On Saturday 13 July, say hello to our resident dinosaur Magnus, check out the new exhibition, and enjoy fun family activities from 10.30am – 12.30pm!

Free entry; £1 for family trail available from the shop.

Roaring with Dinosaurs!

Spend a ‘roarsome’ evening with us and our dinosaur friends, be introduced to the cutest baby dinosaurs that you will ever meet and learn some fun facts about them. Then be prepared to come face to face with a full-size walking, roaring Velociraptor who is hopefully not too hungry!

Thursdays 18 July and 15 August, 4 – 5pm

£6 per ticket. Book here: Roaring with Dinosaurs – Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum – Art Tickets

Dino Disco

Travel back in time to the age of the dinosaurs and go to a roar-some dino disco! You’ll be able to show off your best dinosaur dance moves as well as taking part in prehistoric themed games.

The disco is aimed at 4- to 7-year-olds. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Wednesday 28 August, 4 – 5pm

£6 per child; free entry for children under 2 years old. Book here: Dino Disco – Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum – Art Tickets

Museum After Hours

Summer nights, live music, themed cocktails, and the magic ingredient: DINOSAURS.

Dinosaur Rock | Friday 26 July

Jurassic Jam | Friday 23 August

Free entry; cash bar. 6.30 – 8.30pm. These evenings are aimed at adults but there is no age limit and families are welcome if they wish.

Family | Back in Time: Age of the Dinosaurs – Hands-on History Sessions

Wednesdays  24 July  – 28 August 2024, 10.30 – 11.00am

Get up close to real fossils from the museum’s natural history collection! Discover fascinating creatures of the past in this half-hour session. Bring along all your biggest questions!

These sessions are on weekly through the summer holidays and are £2.50 per child. The exhibition is free to visit.

These sessions are aimed at 7 to 11 year olds.

Book your tickets here: Family | Back in time: Age of the Dinosaurs hands-on history – Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum – Art Tickets

Family | Back in Time: Age of the Dinosaurs – Art Sessions

Thursdays 25 July – 29 August 2024, 10.30 – 11.30am

Inspired by the dinos and their habitats you discover in the exhibition, experiment with lots of different art materials to create your own dinosaur scene. Make stamps to print onto your designs too!

These workshops are on weekly through the summer holidays and are £4.50 per child.

Book your tickets here: Family | Back in time: Age of the Dinosaurs art sessions – Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum – Art Tickets

Family Trail| Back in Time: Age of the Dinosaurs

Saturday 13 July – Sunday 8 September 2024 (closed Mondays and bank holidays)

Do you know the difference between a diplodocus and a t-rex?

Put your dinosaur knowledge to the test and see if you can match the dinosaurs to their silhouettes.

£1; purchase from the shop.

Free entry to Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum

Bags of Fun| Back in Time: Age of the Dinosaurs

Saturday 13 July – Sunday 8 September 2024 (closed Mondays and bank holidays)

Get creative with these bags of fun and make your own Flapping Pterodactyl , T-Rex Peg Puppet and Ichthyosaur fossil art.

Each bag has multiple themed activities inside, and the Activity Space in the museum is fully equipped for young creatives to get going on their making.

£2.50; purchase from the shop. Free entry to Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum.

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