Dippy On Tour: Glasgow

Dippy, the Natural History Museum's iconic Diplodocus cast, is going on a natural history adventure across the UK, and will visit Glasgow between 22nd January - 6th May 2019!

Dippy On Tour: Glasgow

About Dippy On Tour: Glasgow

Dippy, the Natural History Museum’s iconic Diplodocus dinosaur skeleton, is coming to Glasgow!

As part of a road trip across the UK, Dippy is venturing out of London for the first time since 1905. He will visit Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum from 22 January – 6 May 2019. And he’s on a mission... to inspire five million natural history adventures, encouraging families to explore the incredible natural history collections and biodiversity right on your doorstep in Glasgow.

Admission is FREE to the Dippy on Tour exhibition at Kelvingrove Museum.

Special Events:

There will be fun family activities at weekends and during school holidays throughout the period. We will be making badges and hats, handling artefacts, hunting for eggs, printing dinosaurs and much more!

The Dinosaurs in your Back Garden
Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th January, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March
1pm - 4pm
Suggested Donation: £1
Is it a bird or a tiny dinosaur? Join RSPB Scotland to explore how birds and dinosaurs are linked You will also get the opportunity to take part in our Big Garden Bird Watch. Looking at extinct birds and how we can stop more birds from vanishing forever!

Rock Doctors
Saturday 9th February
1pm - 4pm
Identification of your pet rocks by experts. Have you some fossils you can’t identify? Rocks brought back from holiday that you find fascinating? Bring them in for identification and let our experts tell you more about their origins.
With Hunterian Museum and Dr Neil Clark

Draw Dippy Like Leonardo
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th February
1pm - 4pm
During Dippy’s stay at Kelvingrove, we also have a Leonardo Da Vinci temporary exhibition. In line with Da Vinci’s approach, we will explore natural history through art.
Leonardo Da Vinci studied many different subjects by drawing! Check out the drawings of a spine and a bear’s foot in the exhibition, choose a part of Dippy’s skeleton, and draw it like Da Vinci from one of the peek holes in the balcony! You can post a picture of your drawing on Facebook using the hashtag #dippyleonardo

British Science Week - Studying Skeletons
Saturday 9th March and Sunday 10th March
1pm - 4pm
Price: Suggested Donation: £1
The animal world is a diverse and beautiful thing; and an animal's bones can tell you a lot about how it lives its life. Join us and become a bone detective, using the clues to discover some amazing creatures!

Should we Bring Dinosaurs Back to Life?
Saturday 16th March
2pm - 4pm
Have you ever thought what it would be like to bring a dinosaur back to life? Would it be fair to bring back animals into an environment for which it may have no immunity? Would there be the right dietary balance for the animals? Could they survive other than in a controlled environment like a zoo? What would happen if they broke free?
These are the sorts of questions you may wish to ask our panel of dinosaur experts.
With PalAlba.

Eggstravaganza!
Monday 1st April to Sunday 14th April:
1pm - 4pm
Price: Suggested Donation: £1
There are lots of different eggs in the animal kingdom, hatching all sorts of weird and wonderful creatures, from a Diplodocus to a Dipper. Join RSPB Scotland to learn more about them and take part in our activities.

Dippy: Nature Discovery Day
Sunday 28th April
1pm - 4pm
Price: Donations Welcome for Activities
As part of City Nature Challenge 2019, join Glasgow Museums, RSPB Scotland and a range of other partners to discover and record the amazing local wildlife and see how it has changed over time. There will be walks and talks and fun activities to take part on the day looking back at how the area has changed over time, as we race against the clock to record all the wildlife we can.


You can find out more about the national Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Dippy On Tour: Glasgow are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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The RSPB at Kelvingrove

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The RSPB at Kelvingrove

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The RSPB at Kelvingrove

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