Climb aboard our Magic Carpet to discover more about dinosaurs through songs, stories and a chance to handle real objects.

Level: Early and First (Nursery-P1)
Cost: £3 per pupil (accompanying adults free of charge at 1:5 ratio)
Length of workshop: 45 minutes - see timings below
(check your booking for timings and arrive at the museum at least 15 minutes before the start of your visit)
Dates available: Mon 3-Thu 6 Feb 2020, Tue 10-Thu 12 March 2020

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How should I prepare my group/class for this workshop?

Our carpet seats 25 children, plus adults. Everyone getting on the carpet will need to take off their shoes. If your group is larger than 25, please get in touch with us to discuss on or phone 0131 247 4041.

What will my pupils do in the workshop?

Discover more about what dinosaurs eat, the noises they make, and how big their footprints were. Through rhymes, songs, and a story, we’ll find out more about lots of different dinosaurs including Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus and Triceratops.

You can download the songs and rhymes we'll use during this session to let you practice before or after your visit.

Your class will also visit our Tyrannosaurs exhibition as part of their day. Download our Teachers Notes to help you prepare for your visit. 

Timings as follows:

Class 1

Class 2

Class 3


Dinosaurs Magic Carpet


Tyrannosaurs Exhibition visit – teacher-led


Tyrannosaurs Exhibition visit – teacher-led




Dinosaurs Magic Carpet




Tyrannosaurs Exhibition visit – teacher-led




Dinosaurs Magic Carpet

Follow up activities

Curriculum links




Social Studies

I am aware that different types of evidence can help me to find out about the past.

SOC 0-01a



I enjoy exploring and playing with the patterns and sounds of language, and can use what I learn.

LIT 0-01a / LIT 0-11a /

LIT 0-20a


As I listen and talk in different situations, I am learning to take turns and am developing my awareness of when to talk and when to listen.

LIT 0-02a / ENG 0-03a

When I engage with others, I know when and how to listen, when to talk, how much to say, when to ask questions and how to respond with respect.

LIT 1-02a

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