Dino Jaws exhibition opens at Life Science Centre

Date Posted: 26/06/2017

A new display is now open at the Life Science Centre in Newcastle, which looks at the bones of dinosaurs.

The exhibition called Dino Jaws, features collections from the Natural History Museum in London.

The exhibition will be running until 7th January and links to the Science and History curriculum.

The exhibition: Dino Jaws

Dino Jaws features dinosaur models, including lifelike animatronic heads, intriguing fossil evidence and hands-on exhibits that reveal the secrets of the dinosaurs’ diets. 

When visiting, schools can explore the different strategies dinosaurs used to catch their prey, whilst the models will give a detailed view of how they used their teeth and jaws to tear, grind and chew food.

Pupils experiencing Dino Jaws can look the terrifying T-Rex in the eye and stand face-to-face with a Velociraptor.

As well as getting an up-close view of the dinosaur models, pupils visiting Dino Jaws can also dig for virtual fossil evidence and explore dinosaur artefacts.

School visits to the Centre for Life

Access to Dino Jaws is included in admission. Life Science Centre is situated inside the Centre for Life, in Newcastle.

A school trip to the Centre for Life typically includes a curriculum-linked workshop, and time to explore the Life Science Centre. 

A variety of workshops can be booked for a school visit, suitable for all Key Stages, looking at topics such as Animal Adaptation, Chemical Changes and Cells and ties in with the curriculum for Science as well as History.

Further information about the exhibition

Linda Conlon, chief executive of the Centre for Life, where the Life Science Centre is based, said: “Dinosaurs have always been a firm favourite at Life, so we are thrilled to be welcoming them back.

“There’s something about dinosaurs that people find fascinating, and we’re sure that Dino Jaws will be a big hit with visitors of all ages.”

For more information, visit www.life.org.uk

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