The Isle of Wight Council is currently reviewing safety measures across all of its facilities and therefore Dinosaur Isle remains closed and will not reopen until authorised to do so.
As we are a 'hands on' museum, we are looking at how we can give visitors the best experience possible. The safety of our visitors is paramount.
We do anticipate there will be a booking system in place for visiting. Further information on this will be available as soon as possible.
Please check here or on our Facebook page for future updates.
Please bare with us and we hope to see you soon.
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.
Click here for more details of our events programme for the first months of 2020. Please note that although activities are listed - being able to run them will depend on when 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.