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 Dorset

Starting his adventure on the Jurassic Coast, Dippy will find out about what lived in the seas while he was walking on land in what's now the USA.

Museum dinosaur researcher Paul Barrett says:

'The Jurassic Coast is one the UK's best sites for understanding the world at the time of the dinosaurs.

'Dippy would have recognised many of the same kinds of plants and animals that were also present in Jurassic Dorset. Cousins of Dippy roamed all over the area leaving their fossilised bones and footprints behind.' 

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Go on a local natural history adventure

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

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.

Join Dippy on his natural history adventure in southwest England