Dinosaur Isle is back!
Following government guidelines, we’ve put some measures in place to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable visit.
Check out the changes below to make sure you know what to expect:
Book your visit in advance by emailing email@example.com or via our Facebook page. We need to record details of our visitors to support the NHS Test and Trace system. We also need to ensure we don’t exceed our maximum capacity limit.
Use hand sanitiser upon arrival, before and after use of our interactives and before you leave. You will find hand sanitiser stations throughout our museum.
Face masks are required in the building to protect you and others.
June -Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm with our last admission at 3pm – don’t forget to book.
July & August - Open every day 9am - 5pm with last admissions at 4pm. Please remember to book in advance.
If you book your entry via Red Funnel you still need to book your spaces in the museum with us
At this time, we won’t be able to offer the following:
Interactive sand pits
Although some aspects of what we do can’t operate at this time, we do hope you’ll book in to come and see us.
For more information about our museum, visit us at dinosaurisle.com/ or call us on 01983 404344.
For those of you seeking a challenge indoors we have a selection of downloadable Colouring Sheets and some Word Searches .
We have created a Bite-sized activity you can do with some simple objects and a camera (as well as learn how chelonian bone changes when it becomes fossilised). Chelonians include turtles, tortoises and terrapins, and we find a lot of fragments of fossilised turtle bone on the north-coast of the Isle of Wight, dating from the end of the Eocene. We have included a fun activity for you at the end - we hope you find it inspirational. Click on the pdf logo to download the bite-sized science activity.
Our colleagues at the Island Heritage Service have produced two family activities to download. One is on making dragon puppets;
and another on making a Roman purse. Did you know that the Chinese were writing about digging up stone dragons in the 3rd Century AD - and what they were finding may have been dinosaurs.
Please note that being able to run events like fossil walks is affected by the current Covid19 restrictions. We hope to be able to do so again once it is safe to do so.
Travelling on the Island
Our Island roads are different. For visitors travelling by car or coach then please click here for closures or current roadworks.
Assistance dogs in the museum
A printing error in a visitor publication has led some customers to enquire about bringing their dogs into the museum. Dogs under close control are welcomed on our fossil walks, but unfortunately it is only assistance dogs that are allowed into the museum.