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