Family activites

Activity Boxes 
Choose from nine different activity boxes to use in the gallery. Just ask in the shop

Find our Dinosaurs! 
Can you find all of the museums dinosaurs?

Visit our book trolley
There are a selection of books to choose from about themes explored in the Museum, from dinosaurs to earthquakes and fossilised poo!

Puzzles
Build up the layers of Jurassic marine reptiles from their skeletons to their skins, discover the inner workings of the famous HMS Beagle and construct an ammonite with our in-gallery puzzles.

Poetry Board
Use our collections to inspire your own poetic masterpiece using our magnetic poetry board.

Colouring
Get creative at one of our two colouring stations. Pick up a colouring sheet and choose from dinosaurs to prehistoric animals.

Trails
The Museum has a selection of free trails - pick one up at the front desk to explore the Museum.

Online resources
If you can't make it in to the Museum why not explore our online interactives.

 

 

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

Saturday
10:00 to 16:00 

Sunday
Closed



This half-term, WALLY, the world’s favourite children’s book character – wearing a red-and-white striped shirt and black-rimmed specs – will be travelling the country, appearing in museums, including a visit to the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, and the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge. Families will be able to join the search for Wally as part of Where’s Wally? The Big Museum Hunt, organised by Walker Books and Kids in Museums, to celebrate the release of the new book, Where’s Wally? Double Trouble at the Museum.




My name is Andrew Simpson and I am a gallery volunteer at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences and a recent MGeol graduate in Geology with Paleobiology from the University of Leicester. My main interest is in vertebrate palaeontology, however, I like writing about all facets of palaeontology, from evolutionary history to fossil lagerstätten.