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Learn all about fossils, how they form and get up close with some real fossilised creatures in this hands on workshop.

Explore some fantastic fossils.

Get hands on and discover how a fossil is formed, what becomes fossilised and why, have a go at working out some mystery fossils and touch a cast of one of the most important fossils ever discovered – the archaeopteryx!

Key info

Suitable for: KS2

Age Groups: 7-11

Subjects: History, Science

Topics: Animals, Fossils, History Around Us, Living Things & Habitats, Migration & Immigration, Storytelling, Team Building

Type: At Venue

Duration: 60 minutes

Cost: £75 plus VAT for non-fee paying schools, and a higher rate for fee-paying schools

Dates: Ongoing

Max. Group Size: 30

SEND: Yes - suitable for students with SEND

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