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Hunt for Dinosaur Eggs this Easter!

Date: 14th to 14th Apr 2014

In the week leading up to and including Easter weekend the Dinosaur Museum, in Dorchester, is holding the Great Easter Dinosaur Egg Hunt. It is the Easter Egg Hunt with a difference and involves children in actually hunting throughout the museum to spot the dinosaur eggs on display and solving the Dinosaur Mystery. The Great Dinosaur Egg Hunt is from Saturday 11th April to Easter Monday 21st April. Explore Britain’s original Dinosaur Museum with its exciting mix of actual fossils, skeletons, and life-size dinosaur reconstructions combined with hands on, interactive and AV displays, to discover the answers to the clues in the Dinosaur Mystery.

The first fossilized dinosaur eggs were found in France in 1869. Since then dinosaur eggs have been found all over the world. Whole nest sites have been discovered leading to the naming of one area in the USA as Egg Mountain. Unfortunately discoveries of dinosaur eggs in England are much more rare. The largest dinosaur egg in the museum is about the size of a melon and is from a sauropod dinosaur, and was discovered in China. Another type of dinosaur egg is smaller and is from an Oviraptor that originates from Mongolia. Dinosaur nests have been found in groups indicating that dinosaurs exhibited some sort of social behavior, and it is most likely that some dinosaurs were caring and raised their young.

The Dinosaur Museum is great for families whatever the weather and is open daily from 10am to 5pm. The Great Easter Dinosaur Egg Hunt takes place from Saturday 12th April to Easter Monday 21st April inclusive. All children who solve the Mystery correctly and spot all the dinosaur eggs win a special fun dinosaur prize.