EDUCATION

Education

The educational information has been endorsed by Dean Lomax, Palaeontologist and Honorary Scientist at the University of Manchester. Dean has provided all of the educational content for Jurassic Kingdom which is scientifically accurate and up-to-date. Dean has also produced the schools work sheets, which are handed out to all children that visit the festival to enrich their learning experience and compliment their school curriculum.
For more information about Dean and his work, please visit www.deanrlomax.co.uk
All primary school aged children arriving at the event will be given an educational activity sheet to fill in during their tour of Jurassic Kingdom. This activity sheet will engage young children and ensure they learn as much as possible about the dinosaurs and take home some great knowledge.

T-Rex Excavation Scene

Children will be in awe of these dinosaurs as they wander through Jurassic Kingdom but the highlight for younger children will be a hands-on educational activity where children will have a rare opportunity to dig up dinosaur bones in an excavation scene! Deep beneath the sand lie T. rex bones which have to be unearthed to reveal the full fossil. A truly fascinating experience for children and a chance for them to work as a team of palaeontologists to complete the task!

The most complete T. rex skeleton recovered was named ‘Sue’, with over 90% of the bones recovered. It was discovered in South Dakota by the Palaeontologist Sue Hendrickson. It was the highest ever selling fossil, selling for $7.6 million.

Education Marquee

Along the Jurassic Kingdom route will be an education marquee for school groups and families to enter and watch educational documentaries about dinosaurs produced by the BBC on a large projection screen. Children and adults alike will enjoy a 30-min viewing experience and learn more in-depth information about how dinosaurs lived millions of years ago.