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Bring Dinosaurs to your School

Dinosaurs are a fascination for children. Our Dinosaur Workshops bring the excitement of dinosaurs to your school, visitor attraction, museum or science festival.

The workshops feature interactive, hands-on sessions illustrated with some of Dinostar's fascinating collection of dinosaur exhibits. Children get an opportunity to study replica and genuine dinosaur fossils at close quarters.

Primary School workshops have now taken place from Glasgow to Southampton and from Cardiff to Great Yarmouth - and we have also visited High Schools for inspirational science workshops. We are prepared to run in-school workshops anywhere in the country; contact us for a price.

Dinostar has also run successful dinosaur science workshops at Eureka! The National Children's Museum in Halifax, The Deep in Hull, Edinburgh International Science Festival and TechFest in Aberdeen.

Introduction to Dinosaurs

Our workshops include an illustrated, interactive talk about dinosaurs. They feature spectacular specimens of genuine and replica fossils from our museum in Hull. Highlights include a replica Allosaur skull (big, scary teeth!), a genuine dinosaur egg and a complete Triceratops leg bone.

Additional Workshops

As well as the "Introduction to Dinosaurs" workshop we have two further workshop options.

"Recreating Fossils" allows pupils to produce their own fossils using Brass Rubbing techniques and Plaster of Paris moulding.

"Dinosaur Dig" teaches pupils about dinosaur excavation and the difficulties involved in interpreting finds.


Typically sessions last between 30 minutes and an hour - shorter sessions are more suitable for younger children.

We are happy to fit any number of sessions into your timetable so that as many children as possible can attend. Alternatively a set of workshops can be arranged for a smaller number of classes.

Dinosaur Workshops are suitable for, and enjoyed by, all primary age children. Workshops have also been run in High Schools to inspire budding scientists.


We are prepared to travel long distances to run workshops. There have been successful workshops in many places across the country including all the areas listed here.

The prices quoted are for a full day of workshops regardless of the number of workshops and children involved - "What you see is what you pay".

Costs can be reduced by arranging Workshops at different schools over two or more days in one area. Significant discounts are available on the day rate for multi-day visits. Costs can be reduced by arranging workshops to minimise travel between schools on consecutive days. Contact us for further details.

If your area is not in this list, tell us where you are and we will send you a price by return.



Andy's Prehistoric Adventures - CBeebies' popular dinosaur (and prehistory) expert, the web site has some entertaining short videos.


BBC Prehistoric Life - a wide-ranging site to accompany the popular "Walking with..." series and other BBC programmes.


National History Museum, London - as well as a famous collection of dinosaurs, the Museum has a comprehensive database of dinosaur data.


British Science Association - organisers of Science and Engineering Week in March. Includes details of funding opportunities for Science Week events.


Willoughton Primary School - Get a flavour of what our Dinosaur Workshops are all about by watching this video from a Lincolnshire school.

A Song!

The Dinosaur Song - finally, an entertaining and addictive song and cartoon.

About Us

The History

Dinostar's Dinosaur Workshops developed as an outreach project from our popular dinosaur museum in Hull. The first workshops were delivered in schools in the Hull area in 2005; since then over 1000 schools and over 80,000 children have enjoyed them.

The Presenter

As well as over ten years of running dinosaur workshops in schools, our workshop presenter, Steve Plater, has almost 25 years of working with children as a Cub Scout Leader - he was awarded the Chief Scout's Commendation for Good Service in 2004. Steve has an enhanced DBS disclosure.

The Company

Dinostar is a limited company with public and employer liability insurance covering events both at the Dinostar museum and at other locations.

Dinostar Ltd. is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 04960564.

Registered Office: 321 Northgate, Cottingham, East Yorkshire, HU16 5RL

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