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.

Dinosaur Activity Boxes

Mineral Activity Boxes

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 

Around the world in 11 Minerals
Find out where the minerals in the Whewell Gallery came from with this fun map activity!
Suggested for ages 6+ 
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

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 

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

Minerals in your shopping basket
Minerals are everywhere, even in your shopping basket. Find out about the minerals in your day to day life.
Suggested for ages 6+
Time for activity: 10 minutes 

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 

Harder or Softer?
How do geologists know what types of rock they have? Use this Moh’s Scale kit to find out!
Suggested for ages 6+
Time for activity: 20 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








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