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Dinosaurs Themed Week

Take part in a week of dinosaur themed activities with your class.

From 14–18 March, enjoy a themed week of dinosaur activities with your class. Join our Learning Enablers for a 25 minute online film using real dinosaur objects, discover some dinosaur record breakers, and even move like a dinosaur with a selection of brand new fun resources designed specifically for P2-4.  

Our learning team will also be on hand via email, , and Twitter, @NMSEngage , to share in your learning and answer any questions throughout the week. 

About the Week



Suitable for

Primary 2–4


14 - 18 March 2022


Free of charge and available to UK-based schools only. Please note that as our sessions are designed to support delivery of the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence, we will cancel any bookings made by schools based outside the UK.


Our free dinosaurs activities are suitable for pupils learning at home or in school. Available between 14 and 18 March 2022, our resources will allow your class to learn about palaeontologists and their work and find out more about our museum dinosaurs. By registering, you will gain access to:

  • A 25 minute Dinosaurs! film by our learning enabler team allowing pupils to explore our museum's dinosaurs and fossil collections, learn about the work of palaeontologists and through our handling collection, discover the secrets of one of the museum’s most popular residents! The film is hosted on Vimeo and subtitles will be available.

  • A range of new fun resources and activities, which you can continue to use afterwards. These activities will be shared as PDF files and web links.

Our learning team will also be on hand throughout the week via email and Twitter to share in your learning and answer any questions you may have.

We’ll share all the activities and film with you on Monday 7 March 2022, so you have time to plan ahead.

By the end of the week, we will have

learned about palaeontologists and their work. Found out more about our museum dinosaurs including T. rex and what it ate. We will also have explored the movement of dinosaurs and begun our own research into dinosaurs and palaeontologists. 

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.

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