Rocks, Fossils and Dinosaurs

From Iggie the Iguanodon to the Mighty Mammoth.

Discover how rocks and fossils formed, and what we use them for in this fun interactive workshop using some impressive specimens from Folkestone and the wider world.

Find out about dinosaurs like iguanodon, giant ichthyosaur and plesiosaur sea reptiles, prehistoric sharks and the mighty mammoth which all lived here in the past.

Hear the story of Victorian fossil collector John Griffiths and his fossil puddings.

During the workshop, you can…

• Become a palaeontologist to excavate Folkestone fossils

• Learn to identify igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks

• Smash a geode and marvel at what’s inside

• Handle fossil dinosaur bones, teeth and poo

• Mould a Folkestone fossil to take home

• See the dinosaur footprint


Borrow a Rocks, Fossils and Dinosaurs loan box.

Visit the Folkestone Warren on a fossil foray.
Create your own rocks and fossils display.


National Curriculum links

History (Stone Age hunters, Victorian collectors)
Science (Rocks and fossils, materials)
Technology (different building materials)

Chemistry/Geography/Geology (Creation and structure of rocks and fossils, coastal erosion)

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