Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure

Dippy on tour illustration of Diplodocus skeleton and natural history objects

Dippy, the Natural History Museum's iconic Diplodocus cast, is going on a natural history adventure across the UK.

Dippy hopes you'll join him. There are incredible natural history collections and biodiversity to explore right on your doorstep.

Dippy will be visiting the following venues:

Dippy in Birmingham

After Dorset, Dippy makes his way to Birmingham. He will be surprised to learn that not all dinosaurs died out 66 million years ago - the meat-eating theropods evolved into creatures you see every day: birds.

Alas, Dippy is a sauropod dinosaur and his kind did not survive.

Museum scientist Arkhat Abzhanov  says:

'There are around 10,000 species of dinosaurs alive today. They are hugely successful and as different as night-hunting owls, speedy ostriches and diving ducks.

'While he's in Birmingham, Dippy will find out how the scary and scaly dinosaurs evolved into modern birds and the evidence for this change. He'll also explore the secrets of birds' success and what they can teach us about the extinct dinosaurs.'

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Go on a local natural history adventure

Explore the West Midlands with Dippy through a range of inspiring activities including arts and crafts, open-air events, and adventures in local nature.

Dippy's Naturenauts

Become a naturenaut by exploring nature with Dippy.

3D Dippy skull

Rotate, zoom in and explore the features of this popular dinosaur.

Things to do at home or school

Our activities, games and worksheets will help you continue your natural history adventure. All learning resources are aligned to curriculums across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Dinosaurs and birds

For ages 4-7. An introduction to Dippy, dinosaurs, and their similarities with birds, their closest living relatives.

Adventures with Dippy

For ages 7-11. Activities for each stop on Dippy's adventure, including challenges and outdoor games.

Become a citizen scientist

Big Seaweed Search

Help scientists monitor the effects of environmental change on Britain's sealife by exploring the seashore.

Fossil Explorer app

Uncover the ancient plant and animal fossils hidden beneath your feet with our free app. Available for iOS and Android devices.

Buy Dippy on Tour souvenirs

Join Dippy on his natural history adventure in the West Midlands