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Dinosaur Isle, Sandown

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#2 of 23 in Museums in Isle of Wight
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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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  • Both my son and I love dinosaurs and anything fossil related! Always visit the museum when we visit incase anything new has been found. Really cheap to enter also!  more »
  • The Isle of Wight is famous for fossils and Dinosaur Isle gives you a small taster. Not a large exhibition but enough to keep you interested for a couple of hours  more »
  • Small. Simple but kept kids mostly interested, stayed around 2 hours, staff friendly and willing to answer questions.  more »
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  • The kids enjoyed it and were kept busy with an activity sheet, although I think there were maybe too many questions and they got bored answering them towards the end. There were many discarded sheets around so it couldn't have just been my my kids. The exhibits were good and very Informative. Would rather be out in the sunshine but it's a good option from or a wet afternoon.
  • Reasonably priced. Children enjoyed it and it's well laid out over a large area.
  • Very good place for kids. We spent couple of hours and was worth a visit. Good activities for kids, not for long though.
  • An interesting display and loads of information focusing heavily on the fossils of species found on the island.
  • Only for families with children. Very interesting stories and exhibitions. Visited in 10-15 minutes

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