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Learn what a paleontologist does and discover amazing dinosaurs in this digital session.

Our Digital Sessions bring the museum to youOur free sessions are led by our team of Enablers and are broadcast using Microsoft Teams. Read our FAQs for further information about our sessions.

About the session



Suitable for

Ages 6-8


Thu 2 Dec




25 mins


Sessions are free of charge and are available to UK-based home education groups only.

By the end of the session, we will have

learned about palaeontologists and their work. Found out more about our museum dinosaurs including T. rex and what it ate.


Join our Enablers for 25 minutes of interactive fun where we explore our museum’s dinosaur and fossil collections. We’ll learn about the work of palaeontologists, then through our handling collection, you can discover the secrets of one of the museum’s most popular residents. We will provide activities for you to do before and after the session, and there will be opportunities for questions.

Curriculum links

I can explore examples of food chains and show an appreciation of how animals and plants depend on each other for food. SCN 1-02a. I can identify and classify examples of living things, past and present, to help me appreciate their diversity. I can relate physical and behavioral characteristics to their survival or extinction. SCN 2-01a

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Download our Pre-Session activity

Use our Dino-no or Dino-yes quiz with your learners before our session

Di No Or Di Yes Quiz

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