Dinosaur Isle is an interactive museum that takes you up close and personal with the dinosaurs of the Isle of Wight. Travel back 125 million years through time and see the extraordinary past life of the Island, from the recent Elephants and Hippos of the Ice Ages to the ferocious Neovenator and Baryonyx.
The main exhibition is based on a reconstructed landscape as the Island was 125 million years ago. You will see fleshed models of the main Isle of Wight dinosaurs including a robotic Neovenator, and an animatronic dinosaur you can control. Touch, feel, and even smell the Cretaceous!
The Isle of Wight is one of the most important sites in the world for dinosaur discoveries. Join us and speak to our experienced palaeontologists about these fantastic fossils, handle real fossils like fantastic coprolites (fossilised poo), and find out how you can become a serious fossil hunter.
Throughout the year there are a series of fossil walks, join palaeontologists on beaches known to be some of the best for fossils and find out what you can find on this amazing Island (please enquire about the walks in advance).
The museum is open 7 days a week (with closures from Christmas Eve to Boxing Day, and New Years Day).
Opening times vary throughout the year (last admissions is one hour before closure):
April to August: we open 10 am -6 pm
September to October: we open 10 am - 5 pm
November to March: we open 10 am - 4 pm
Family (2 adults and 2 children)