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Dinosaurs Hungry Hatchlings


Saturday, 11 May - Saturday, 9 November 2024

Please note that Dinosaurs: Hungry Hatchlings will be closed on Tuesday, 21 May for essential maintenance.

Admission: £5 for adults, £3 for children or £14 for a family of up to 5 (maximum of 2 adults)

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Exhibition Gallery
Dinosaur embryo
Dinosaurs: Hungry Hatchlings
Dinosaurs: Hungry Hatchlings
Baby Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton

Dinosaurs: Hungry Hatchlings showcases how even the largest dinosaurs started life as eggs and tiny hatchlings.

Discover the secrets of dinosaur eggs and babies with amazing dinosaur specimens from around the world. The exhibition follows iconic dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops, and Diplodocus on their perilous journey from egg to adult. Skeletons, authentic models, and stunning artworks will bring the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods to life.

The exhibition also showcases dinosaur fossils from the local area including Iguanodon and Horshamasaurus kindly loaned from Brighton and Hove Museums and Horsham Museum.

To coincide with the exhibition, we're offering a new workshop, 'Hungry Hatchlings', and a dinosaur loan box for schools. This workshop will explore the life cycle and habitats of dinosaurs and delve into how their skeletons helped them survive and move in their natural habitats. The workshop takes place in the 'Dinosaurs' gallery, giving children the chance to see the skeletons and models up close whilst their imaginations will transform them into mini dinosaurs! The loan box includes a selection of real and replica fossils, looking at animals and habitats during the dinosaur age, as well as the role of a palaeontologist. For more information, visit: School Learning or email

Dinosaurs: Hungry Hatchlings opens at The Novium Museum on Saturday, 11 May - Saturday, 9 November 2024. Tickets cost £5 for adults, £3 for children or £14 for a family of up to 5 (maximum 2 adults). 

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Dinosaurs Quiet Sessions are available. These sessions are aimed at anyone who feels that they would benefit from a more relaxed experience when visiting Dinosaurs: Hungry Hatchlings including, but not limited to, adults and children with autism and other sensory or mental health needs and adults living with dementia. 

Entry to the rest of the museum remains free, with donations gratefully accepted.

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