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Dinosaur Discovery Days

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Event type:
Open day, Exhibition
Organised by:
Geological Society Events, Megalosaurus Month
Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BG
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Meet a Megalosaurus!

Join us during 'Megalosaurus Month' at The Geological Society for a special series of family-friendly Dinosaur Discovery Days where you can explore our beautiful geological library, meet our life-size Megalosaurus skeleton, and take part in a series of special dinosaur-inspired activities, hands-on demonstrations and experiments for all ages. 

Dates & Times

  • Tuesday 13 February 10:00 – 16:00
  • Wednesday 14 February 10:00 – 16:00
  • Thursday 15 February 10:00 – 12:00*
  • Friday 16 February 10:00 – 16:00
  • Saturday 24 February 10:00 – 16:00

*Thursday 15 February will be a designated 'Quiet Morning', where we will be offering an adapted version of our activities for visitors with additional access and engagement needs. Booking is required in advance for this and will open in January 2024.

Event Details

Throughout February, we are celebrating the 200th anniversary of the first scientific description of a non-avian dinosaur by William Buckland. To mark this important moment in the history of science, we are exhibiting a life-sized replica of a skeleton of a Megalosaurus that will be installed in the Upper Library of the Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London.

Throughout half-term, and on Saturday 24th February, we are hosting a number of special, family-friendly Dinosaur Discovery Days where you can meet our Megalosaurus and take part in some exciting, engaging and interactive activities!

Join us between 10am and 4pm to journey into the world of the Megalosaurus, where visitors are invited to delve into dinosaurs through their senses! Our dinosaur discovery activities will offer an up-close, hands-on experience – designed to spark curiosity, nurture learning, and unveil the wonders of the prehistoric creatures and science of studying them. 

Anyone joining us for this festival of discovery can take part in a Dinosaur Dig to discover fossils and their secrets or play with our Dinosaur Jukebox and explore prehistoric communication and dinosaur relationships. These special open days are sure to be a gateway to inspiration and excitement for dinosaur lovers of all ages.

We look forward to welcoming you to Burlington House for Megalosaurus Month!

Registration (how to attend)

Please note: you do not have to book or register to attend our discovery days, but if you have access requirements you wish to discuss with us in advance, please contact us at [email protected].

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