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Dinosaur Isle, Sandown

(3.4/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
Built in the shape of a giant flying dinosaur, Dinosaur Isle maintains a large collection of fossils collected from the isle. Museum curator Steve Hutt discovered the fossil of a large, predatory dinosaur, which he personally named Neovenator. See the dinosaur displayed in the museum, and try out some of the interactive activities. Little ones can uncover their own dinosaurs in the mini sand excavations. Older, more tech-savvy kids will enjoy the robotic dinosaur models and interpretive apps available for smartphones. There’s no place to get food inside, so don’t go in hungry. Put Dinosaur Isle and other Sandown attractions into our Sandown holiday planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We have been visiting Dinosaur Isle since our little boy could walk. He is a Dinosaur fan and plans to be a palaeontologist (he is only 6 now!) It can be a tad cold, but there is plenty to keep one en...  more »
  • Yet another place I have in the past avoided probably through lack of general understanding. Well not any more, this has been rectified and we visited during half term. if you don't like dinosaurs the...  more »
  • We were super excited to visit the Dinosaur Isle with two 2 year-olds that are mad about dinos. The museum is really tiny, but the dinosaurs are cool. Having the kids area on the 2nd floor, though... ...  more »
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  • Perfect place to hide from the torrential rain and ideal for those with kids. Could be so much bigger with more information given the masses of specimens that the the likes of the Natural History Museum could loan but that's because I'm a knowledge junkie and I wasnt trying to herd a bunch of kids.
  • Dinosaur Isle is a place we love to visit when on the Island. There are quizzes for the kids, excavating sands to find bones, animatronic dinosaurs and more information than you could possibly take in from one visit. You can also get hints as to which beaches to visit too as there as some that still contain ammonites! This place doesn't have a cafeteria but there's a nice place just over the road. Also, don't forget to take your parking ticket tear-off coupon to the main desk when you pay as you get money back! It's all good 👍😏
  • Kids loved it here. Not expensive. And there's a park near by so a nice day out
  • Be aware of car park fee plus price to entry is separate. Very limited display of original actual dinosaur bones, very disappointed considering high entry price. Notahappiersaurous 🐸
  • Great place for kids. With interactive games