Dinosaur Isle

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Working the robotic dinosaur
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Working the robotic dinosaur
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What are those fossils?
What are those fossils?
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Between the jaws of T rex
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Iggy looking on
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At the video microscope
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Overview

If ever there was a great attraction to take dinosaur-mad children and adults alike, its Dinosaur Isle on the Isle of Wight. Designed in the shape of a giant pterodactyl, its vast collection of 1000-plus fossils were first brought together when 19th century naturalists made their startling discoveries about the existence of the dinosaur – and their prevalence on the Isle of Wight. But this isn't just a dusty old museum, oh no. You can sign up for guided fossil and landscape walks with experts and go looking for dinosaur trackways on Shanklin Beach, find out what a herbivore's breath smells like, design your own stegosaurus or simply have a rest and a cuppa while the children get busy in the marvellous activity room with painting, dinosaur books and the like.

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Open Times: All year, Apr-Aug 10:00-18:00, Sep-Oct 10:00-17:00, Nov-Mar 10:00-16:00. Closed 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan
Price Details: Adult £5.00, Child (3-15) £3.70, Conc £4.00, Family (2+2) £15.50. Group rates available.

Arrival information & directions

Address: Culver Parade, Sandown, Isle of Wight, SandownPO36 8QA, United Kingdom

Situated on the B3395 coast road at Culver Parade.

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