Dinosaur and Fossil Workshop Success

Recently, Everything Dinosaur team members were invited up to the beautiful Beacon Museum at Whitehaven, Cumbria, to participate in the Museum’s “Dino Fest”, a weekend of activities focusing on all things dinosaur.  The Beacon Museum is holding a dinosaur inspired exhibition for the summer months with lots of family friendly activities.  On the Friday afternoon, Everything Dinosaur hosted a special meeting of the Museum’s “Quantum Leap” club.  We looked at fossils including dinosaur bones and the children got the chance to find and take home their own fossils, including pieces of fossilised dinosaur bone.

Examples of Dinosaur Fossil Bones

Fossil dinosaur bones.

Examples of dinosaur fossil bone.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Fossil Casting

During our work with the enthusiastic “Quantum Leap” club members we got the budding young scientists to have a go at casting their own museum quality replicas.  Over the course of the weekend, we held a number of dinosaur and fossil workshops and lots of fossils were found and some amazing casts were made.

A Cast of a Canadian Ammonite

Ammonite fossil cast.

A cast of a fossil ammonite from Canada.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

Well done to Joe and Tom for making such a superb cast from one of our Late Cretaceous ammonite fossils from Canada.

Some of the Fossil Casts Produced by Visitors to The Beacon Museum

Fossil casting workshops.

Some of the results from our fossil casting workshops at The Beacon Museum (Whitehaven).

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur

In total, Everything Dinosaur held three two-hour long fossil workshops and numerous, shorter fossil hunting activities.

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur, who participated in the weekend of dinosaur-themed activities commented:

“It was great to meet all the eager and enthusiastic, young dinosaur fans at The Beacon Museum over the weekend.  We all had a great time hunting for fossils, helping to make fossil casts and answering all their questions about dinosaurs.”