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Bring Dinosaurs to your School


Dinosaurs are a fascination for children. Our Dinosaur Workshops bring the excitement of dinosaurs to your school, visitor attraction, museum or science festival.


The workshops feature interactive, hands-on sessions illustrated with some of Dinostar's fascinating collection of dinosaur exhibits. Children get an opportunity to study replica and genuine dinosaur fossils at close quarters.


Primary School workshops have now taken place from Glasgow to Southampton and from Cardiff to Great Yarmouth - and we have also visited High Schools for inspirational science workshops. We are prepared to run in-school workshops anywhere in the country; please contact us for a price.


Dinostar has also run successful dinosaur science workshops at Eureka! The National Children's Museum in Halifax, The Deep in Hull, Edinburgh International Science Festival and TechFest in Aberdeen.


For schools too far from our base in Hull, including school overseas, Dinostar also offers virtual dinosaur workshops from our museum. Our Zoom dinosaur workshops (or Teams if you prefer) bring our museum directly into your classroom, virtually.


Introduction to Dinosaurs


Our workshops include an illustrated, interactive talk about dinosaurs. They feature spectacular specimens of genuine and replica fossils from our museum. Highlights include a replica Allosaur skull (big, scary teeth!), a genuine dinosaur egg and a complete Triceratops leg bone.


This workshop is also available virtually, direct from our dinosaur museum in Hull to your school anywhere in the world!
Virtual dinosaur workshops feature some of our less portable exhibits including a complete dinosaur skeleton. Sessions take 45 minutes and can take place via Zoom or Teams.

Additional Workshops


As well as the "Introduction to Dinosaurs" workshop we offer two additional options for in-school workshops.


"Recreating Fossils" allows pupils to produce their own fossils using Brass Rubbing techniques and Plaster of Paris moulding.


"Fossil Dig" teaches pupils about the care required in excavating fossils and find identification. Any fossils the pupils find, they keep!

Timetables


Typically in-school sessions last between 30 minutes and an hour - shorter sessions are more suitable for younger children.


We are happy to fit any number of sessions into your timetable so that as many children as possible can attend. Alternatively a set of workshops can be arranged for a smaller number of classes.


Dinosaur Workshops are suitable for, and enjoyed by, all primary age children. Workshops have also been run in High Schools to inspire budding scientists.




Prices


We are prepared to travel long distances to run workshops. There have been successful workshops in many places across the UK including all the areas listed here.


The prices quoted are for a full day of workshops regardless of the number of workshops and children involved - "What you see is what you pay".


We offer a "no risk" policy for cancelled workshops; if the workshops have to be cancelled for any reason, there will be no charge.


If your area is not in this list, tell us where you are and we will send you a price by return.



Prices for virtual dinosaur workshops start from just £50 for a single 45-minute "Introduction to Dinosaurs". For multiple sessions please contact us with your requirements for a price.


Virtual workshops are delivered in English and are available worldwide.



Resources

Dino Activities


Design Tasks for Kids - our companion site, produced by The Junior Design Factory, has fun activities, crafts, videos and games on a dinosaur theme.

CBeebies


Andy's Prehistoric Adventures - CBeebies' popular dinosaur (and prehistory) expert, the web site has some entertaining short videos.

NHM


National History Museum, London - as well as a famous collection of dinosaurs, the Museum has a comprehensive database of dinosaur data.

Funding


British Science Association - organisers of Science and Engineering Week in March. Includes details of funding opportunities for Science Week events.

Video


Willoughton Primary School - Get a flavour of what our Dinosaur Workshops are all about by watching this video from a Lincolnshire school.

A Song!


The Dinosaur Song - finally, an entertaining and addictive song and cartoon.

About Us

The History

Dinostar's Dinosaur Workshops developed as an outreach project from our popular dinosaur museum in Hull. The first workshops were delivered in schools in the Hull area in 2005; since then over 1100 schools and approaching 100,000 children have enjoyed them.

The Presenter

As well as over fifteen years of running dinosaur workshops in schools, our workshop presenter, Steve Plater, has 25 years of working with children as a Cub Scout Leader - he was awarded the Chief Scout's Commendation for Good Service in 2004. Steve has an enhanced DBS disclosure.

The Company

Dinostar is a limited company with public and employer liability insurance covering events both at the Dinostar museum and at other locations.


Dinostar Ltd. is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 04960564.


Registered Office: 321 Northgate, Cottingham, East Yorkshire, HU16 5RL


Contact Us

Dinostar

28-29 Humber Street

Fruit Market

Hull

HU1 1TH

E-mail: info@dinostar.co.uk

Telephone: 01482 320424


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