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 Belfast

Dippy is now in Belfast, where he is feeling a little lonely – few dinosaur fossils have been found in Ireland. Where are they all?

Some modern species, such as snakes and moles, are also missing from Ireland. Why is that?

Join Dippy as he learns from the Ulster Museum's Dr Mike Simms about how Ireland's location, geological and climate history have shaped what we see now.

Dippy will explore how Ireland’s landscapes have changed dramatically since the time of the dinosaurs, find out about extinct monsters from the Ice Age, and discover that Ireland is now home to unfamiliar plants and animals that  live nowhere else.

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Go on a local natural history adventure

Explore the Northern Ireland 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.

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 Northern Ireland