Sedgwick Activity Boxes

It’s easy! Just ask at the shop for the boxes you want. You will need to leave either keys or a credit card as a deposit whilst you use them. When you’re done, make sure everything goes back in the right box and return it to get your deposit item back.

What Colour Were Dinosaurs?
How do we know what colour dinosaurs were? Find out how palaeontologists work it out with this matching activity. 
Suggested for ages 6+ 
Time for activity: 15 minutes 

My, What Big Teeth You Have 
Are all your teeth the same? Find out how we know what dinosaurs ate by looking at their teeth.
Suggested for ages 2 – 7yrs 
Time for activity: 15 minutes

When Did Dinosaurs Live?
Search the galleries to find out about the depths of geological time with this activity.
Suggested for ages 6+ 
Time for activity: 15 minutes

Gigantosaurus 
All young diosaurs are warned about the Gigantosaurus. Based on the book by Jonny Duddle.
Ages: 2 - 5yrs Time: 15 minutes

Fur, Feathers or Scales?
Find out how palaeontologists work out what dinosaurs were wearing on top of their skeletons with this matching activity. 
Suited for ages 4 – 8yrs 
Time for activity: 15 minutes

Mystery Minerals 
Be a detective and find out what is really in this box of mystery minerals!
Suggested for ages 6+ 
Time for activity: 15minutes 

Dinosaur Trails
What is the biggest step you can take? Do you think it is as big as a dinosaur’s step? Find out with this activity.
Suggested for ages 2 – 7yrs 
Time for activity: 15 minutes 

Prehistoric Footprints
Find out about some of Cambridge's Ice Age animals. What can fossils tell us about past climates?
Ages: 2 - 7yrs Time: 10 minutes


Monday to Friday
10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 17:00

Saturday
10:00 to 16:00 

Sunday
Closed



On the 26th of February, 1918 the hospital ship HMHS Glenart Castle left Newport, South Wales, heading for Brest in France. On board were 63 nurses, medical orderlies and officers, along with its crew and 99 wounded patients. One of the medical officers on board was the 49 year-old Captain Lewis Moysey RAMC, a graduate of Caius College and very keen amateur geologist who donated a substantial collection of Carboniferous fossils to the Sedgwick Museum.



On Sunday September 9th Google’s banner headline in Australia (https://g.co/doodle/ytbdqa ) celebrated the 111th birthday of a palaeontologist – the late  Dorothy Hill (1907-1997).