EDUCATION

Education

The educational information has been written and 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, to enrich children’s learning experience and compliment their school curriculum. For more information about Dean and his work, please visit www.deanrlomax.co.uk

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.