Category Archives: Dinosaurs

Find out more about Life’s encounters with dinosaurs..

Visiting Life this October half-term?

We are anticipating a busy October half-term, with lots of families visiting the Dino Jaws exhibition, so we’ve put together some useful info for anyone planning a visit.

While we do everything we can to keep things moving, please be prepared to queue for certain activities and on arrival.

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Visiting Life this summer?

Dino Jaws at Life Science Centre

We are anticipating a busy summer holiday, with lots of families visiting the Dino Jaws exhibition, so we’ve put together some useful info for anyone planning a visit.

While we do everything we can to keep things moving, please be prepared to queue for certain activities and on arrival.

Science Centre opening times
Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 6.00pm (recommended last entry 4.00pm)
Sunday 11.00am – 6.00pm (recommended last entry 4.00pm)
You can book tickets online, or buy them on the door.… Read more

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Visiting Life this May half-term?

Dino Jaws at Life Science CentreWe are anticipating a busy May half-term with lots of families visiting the new Dino Jaws exhibition. Safety of our visitors is always our top priority and given the recent terrorist attack in Manchester, we are introducing some extra measures. We will be conducting random bag searches and we encourage all visitors to travel light.Read more

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What Came First, the Chickenosaurus or the Egg?

Imagine if dinosaurs walked among us. What if you could touch them, see them on the other side of an enclosure? What if…

Well you can. Chickens.

Having recently seen the superb Jurassic World I did a bit of digging into the science behind it all and it turns out chickens are dinosaurs.… Read more

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The Irritator

What’s your favourite dinosaur? This was a question I was unprepared for when a child asked me recently. But now I am ready if I am asked again. I shall declare proudly that my favourite dinosaur is the Irritator. Yes, it is a real dinosaur (Irritator  challengeri ) and there is a story behind its discovery that sheds light on its unusual name.… Read more

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A tail about dinosaurs…

It may still be a few months until the dinosaurs truly take over Life but they seem to have taken over mine a few months ago.

Back in October I began work on an education project. What followed were many months spent painting a dinosaur head, sewing together props for dino-dress-up and carving a giant bone out of polystyrene.… Read more

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