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Dinosaur Isle, Sandown

(3.4/5 based on 650+ 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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  • If you and your children are intrested on dinosaur it's nice place to visit. Short and sweet. You can enjoye few hours here and can learn about dinosaurs.  more »
  • It took us around 20 minutes to get round, to which my son didn't find anything overly interesting. Everything looked clean and tidy, but that's probably because hardly anyone goes there. I wish I rea...  more »
  • Great indoor attraction for families but some of the dinosaur activities don't work and are a bit dated. Fun activity trails and exhibits & just across the way from the zoo.  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