Dinosaurs & Fossils

Step back in time 65 million years to discover dinosaurs and their prehistoric friends here at the Science Centre!

Weekend Activities

  • How did the dinosaurs evolve? What happened to them? Find out this and more at our Dinosaurs: Evolution to Extinction live science show, running at 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00 & 15:00.
  • Look out for large dinosaur models around the Centre!
  • Discover real fossils that you can examine and handle!
  • Get creative with the recycled materials in our Invention Studio and make your own dinosaur!
  • A baby dinosaur puppet will be roaming the exhibition floor
  • Opportunity to meet and chat with a representative from Dinosaur Isle, home to the Isle of Wight's fossil and geological heritage
  • Members of the Portsmouth Natural History Museum team will be with us on 22nd Sept
  • Paleontology students from Portsmouth University will be joining us on 29th & 30th Sept

For further information about everything we offer here, visit our Plan Your Visit page.

Planetarium Shows

Make your visit extra special with a visit to our planetarium - savings are available for those who book General Admission and planetarium tickets in the same transaction. Click here for the full programme of live, presenter-led shows and 360° fulldome films!

Park & Ride

We are operating a Park & Ride service this weekend. Please go directly to the Park & Ride if you plan to arrive before 2pm. Parking for Blue Badge holders is at the Science Centre. Our park and ride service runs from ZONE 7 at St Catherine's Park & Ride, SO23 9NP. 

Click here for Park & Ride information

How to book

Book General Admission using the relevant online booking link below. Book at least 3 days in advance and save 25% on admission!

You will also have the option to reserve your free live science show, which we recommend doing to guarantee your place.







Saturday 22 September
Sunday 23 September
Saturday 29 September
Sunday 30 September
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Please note this event is a not a repeat of our previous dinosaur-themed event in January and will not include animatronic dinosaurs - be sure to refer to the activities above for an overview of what we'll be offering.