Fossils are an important glimpse into our history. They show us evidence of ancient plants and they can tell us about all the different creatures that once inhabited the Earth. They take many different forms from footprints to teeth, bones and shells.
On this workshop you will be looking at different specimens, creating plaster casts of fossils, searching for fossils in The Centre (there are loads of them) and using digital microscopes. You will also get the chance to find some hidden fossils so you can start your very own collection and you may learn about dinosaurs too!
Please note that the workshop is for children only. We actively encourage adults to leave their children with us unless they require one to one support.
Please phone The Centre to make a booking 01323 832731
SPECIAL OFFER: Please note that the cost of the workshop is for the workshop only. If you would like to visit the Centre either after or before the workshop then you will have to purchase an entrance ticket. However, we are offering a special discounted rate of just £6 pp if admission to the Centre is purchased at the time of pre-booking a workshop (not including twilight workshops). This special offer admission applies to any adults who are dropping off children booked onto a workshop and who wish to stay in the Centre and any children within the same group that are not attending the workshop but wish to stay in the Centre (up to a reasonable limit).
FOR EXAMPLE: if the booking is for 1 child attending a workshop and staying in the Centre after the workshop, 1 child not attending the workshop and 1 adult, then you pay:
£12.75 for the workshop + £6 to stay in the Centre after the workshop = £18.75.
£6 for the adult
£6 for the extra child not attending the workshop
This discount only applies if pre-booked AT THE SAME TIME AS BOOKING THE WORKSHOP.
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The Observatory Science Centre is part of Science Projects Ltd, a company limited by guarantee registered in England No: 02186073 and a registered charity No: 298542. The registered office is 3 – 15 Stirling Road, Acton, London. W3 8DJ. UK.