Dino Discoveries!

The fascinating world of the pre-historic is coming back to life at Dundee Science Centre – and we’re not just talking dinosaurs!

Grant Carpenter and Rachel Gillespie of Dundee Science Centre with the new dinosaur puppets!

Grant Carpenter and Rachel Gillespie of Dundee Science Centre with the new dinosaur puppets!


‘Dino Discoveries’ will see a brand new family show run from Saturday 10 February through to Sunday 29 April, revealing the creatures that roamed the earth, soared through the skies and swam through the oceans during the Mesozoic period. But are all these ancient creatures dinosaurs?

During the show, audiences will also get the opportunity to interact with Dundee Science Centre’s resident pre-historic pets, a group of amazing life-sized puppets which will bring some of the most important facts and theories about dinosaurs to life, as well as the other creatures that lived amongst them.

Grant Carpenter, Exhibition and Community Engagement Officer said, “Do you think that dinosaurs gave birth to live young, or laid eggs? Is a T-Rex more closely related to a Diplodocus, or a sparrow? Did some dinosaurs really have feathers, but couldn’t fly? All these questions and more will be answered in our entertaining new show so come along and have some fun as we bring the past brought to life in the most roar-some way!”

Meanwhile, to keep the younger palaeontologists entertained, ‘Dig up a Dinosaur’ activities will also kick off on the same date, with the final event on Monday 19 February. Aimed at children aged three to five, this workshop will give youngsters the chance to unearth some dinosaur bones and identify what’s buried in the sand. Visitors will use tools-of-the-trade like brushes and shovels to uncover preserved treasures from millions of years ago. Find out what a fossil is, how they are formed and how to identify what they might have come from – as well as what fossils can actually tell us about creatures from prehistoric times.

The above events are all included as part of normal admission.

Dundee Science Centre is open daily from 10am-5pm. For further information, please telephone 01382 228800 or visit www.dundeesciencecentre.org.uk.


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