Event National Museum of Scotland

February Half Term

10 Feb - 15 Feb 2020

Free except for Teach Rex £3

Some sessions required booking

Enjoy six days of roar-some family activities inspired by our Tyrannosaurs special exhibition.

Discovering dinosaurs!

Be guided by Wee rex around the museum to discover some fascinating dino facts.

Get acquainted with T.rex, track down Triceratops, pick out Parasaurolophus, investigate the Ichthyosaur and spot Struthiomimus.

Download trail!


Tue 11, Wed 12 Feb, Thu 13 Feb 14:00–16:00
Free, drop-in

Chat to our museum curators, hear some fascinating facts and ask them your pressing dino-related questions.

Recyclesaurus Craft Activity

Mon 10 – Sat 15 Feb, 12:00–16:00, Grand Gallery
Free, drop-in

Make your own terrific T.rex, stunning Stegosaurus or dapper Diplodocus at our family friendly craft activity. These simple designs are all made using cardboard packaging generated from the museum and elsewhere that would otherwise be headed for the recycling bin. And, once your dino creation is headed for extinction, you can continue the circle of life by putting it back into your recycling. 

Dino Diggers

Wed 12, Thu 13 and Fri 14 Feb, 10:30–10:55 & 11:30 - 11:55

Do you love dinosaurs? Come and join us as we get hands-on and explore the past through rhymes, movement and objects.

These sessions are suitable for 2-5-year-olds and their adult helpers. 

Dino Diggers is now sold out. 

Dinosaur Object Handling

Mon 10, Fri 14, Sat 15 Feb, 14:00–16:00,
Grand Gallery or Adventure Planet, Free, drop-in

Get hands-on with some amazing dinosaur objects and learn about our prehistoric pals with the museum’s Learning Enabler team.

Teach Rex

Sat 15 Feb, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00
£3, booking required 

Don’t forget to book a ticket to catch the exciting Teach Rex show this half term!

Teach Rex is now sold out. 


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Getting here

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street


Map and directions


We want everyone who comes to our museums to enjoy their time with us and make the most of their visit. 


  • The Lothian Street entrance and Auditorium are wheelchair accessible, and there is access to an accessible toilet.
  • There is level access to the Museum via the main doors to the Entrance Hall on Chambers Street and the Tower entrance at the corner of Chambers Street and George IV Bridge. 
  • Lifts are available to all floors.
  • Accessible toilets are available on most floors, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0.
  • There is also an induction loop in the Auditorium.
  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted.

Find out more about our access information.


If you have any access requirements, please contact info@nms.ac.uk

Images: Designed and illustrated by Dawson Creative. Wee Rex illustration by Allistair J Burt.

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