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Dinosaur Day at the Cole Museum!


May 18
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Cole Museum of Zoology
Cole Museum of Zoology Reading Berkshire RG6 6LA United Kingdom + Google Map
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From 11am-5pm on Saturday 18th May, as part of the University of Reading Community Festival, the Cole Museum of Zoology will be opening its doors to welcome everyone to our Dinosaur Day!

We will be hosting some fascinating talks given by our researchers, and you will have the opportunity to talk to some of our students about the exciting discoveries they’ve made on palaeontology field trips, and get up close to some fossils! There will be dinosaur-themed arts and crafts activities for the young and young-at-heart, and a range of dinosaur gifts for sale at the gift shop, should you want a cuddly crown-wearing T-rex or a glow-in-the dark dino skeleton to take away as a memento!

All activities and talks are completely free, so just drop in!


Dr Jacob GardnerMoving through time: Embark on an expedition spanning 200 years through our ever-evolving understanding of dinosaurs.

In Health and Life Sciences building, seminar room G03, drop-in at:





Research and Demonstrations   

  • Dr Manabu Sakamoto: Come and explore “cutting edge” research into dinosaur bite force between 11.30am-3pm.
  • Talk to our students about their experiences and discoveries during our Palaeoecology field course, and see some examples from our fossil collection.

Arts and Crafts

Dino model and puppet making, colouring station and temporary tattoos!

Gift Shop

Take home a memento from your dinosaur day at the Cole Museum of Zoology!


For more information on the whole line-up for the festival, check out the event page: