Dinosaur Isle, Isle of Wight
Visit Dinosaur Isle on the Isle of Wight for a fabulous face-to-face encounter with dinosaurs. It’s a brilliant hands-on day out for young archaeologists and paleontologists!
Travel back in time
Begin your journey a mere 100,000 years ago in the Ice Age, when elephants, hippos and rhinos were roaming England! As you walk around the museum you travel further back in time, witnessing for yourself how the lands and seas, and the plants and animals changed over millions of years. See the now-extinct turtle Sandownia harrisi; once it swam the seas around England, but now can only be found in our display. Investigate the ammonites that lived around it, like the uncoiled Australiceras, or the gigantic Austiniceras.
The pride of our display is the dinosaur gallery. Get up close and personal with a real skeleton of the ferocious Neovenator, and see a moment of a dinosaur’s day captured in a life-size display of fleshed-out models.
When you visit us, make sure to visit one of our handling tables, where you will have the opportunity to feel a real dinosaur leg, or hold part of the spine of a 125-million-year-old Iguanodon!
Throughout the year, guided fossil walks with our experts to local beaches give you the chance to find your own fossils. In the past, the remains of new species of a crocodile and pterosaur have been found on our walks. Visit the Dinosaur Isle website for more details on our walks.
And remember that if you are a member of a YAC club, you can get free entry to Dinosaur Isle with your 2015 YAC Pass Card.
Enjoy your visit!
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