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Great Dinosaur Easter Egg Hunt

Date: 25th Mar 2016 to 10th Apr 2016

This is the Easter Egg Hunt with a difference where kids actually hunt throughout the museum to spot the dinosaur eggs and solve the Dinosaur Mystery. The Great Dinosaur Egg Hunt is from Good Friday 25th March to Sunday 10 April, every day of the school holidays. Explore Britain’s original Dinosaur Museum with its exciting mix of actual fossils, skeletons, and life-size dinosaur reconstructions combined with hands on, and interactives, to discover the answers to the clues in the Dinosaur Mystery.

The first fossilized dinosaur eggs were found in France in 1869. Since then dinosaur eggs have been found all over the world. Whole nest sites have been discovered leading to the naming of one area in the USA as Egg Mountain. Unfortunately discoveries of dinosaur eggs in England are much more rare. The largest dinosaur egg in the museum is about the size of a melon and is from a sauropod dinosaur, and was discovered in China. Another type of dinosaur egg is smaller and is from an Oviraptor that originates from Mongolia. Dinosaur nests have been found in groups indicating that dinosaurs exhibited some sort of social behavior, and it is most likely that some dinosaurs were caring and raised their young.

The Dinosaur Museum is great for families whatever the weather and is open daily from 10am to 5pm. The Great Easter Dinosaur Egg Hunt takes place from Good Friday 25th March to Sunday 10 April inclusive. All children who solve the Mystery correctly and spot all the dinosaur eggs win a special dino hunters medal.