Tyrannosaurs: Meet the family 

Term 4, 2014

27 Sept - 8 Feb

Discover the Tyrannosaur family tree, from the mighty T.rex right down to some of the tiniest of dinosaurs. Explore how Tyrannosaurs became the world's top  predators with their massive skulls, powerful jaws, and bone-crunching teeth. Featuring hands-on activities and dramatic multimedia, this exhibition will enthral students of all ages.

See fossil specimens, dinosaur models, and life-sized skeletons, and experience the might of these amazing creatures through augmented reality.

Book a Tyrannosaurs experience for your Class!

A Te Papa educator will meet your group for a 15 minute introduction to the tyrannosaur family. Your students will then be given a mission to discover the distinguishing features of these prehistoric predators. In groups of 4 or 5, students will enter the exhibition, explore the interactive displays, and hunt for the answers!

Prior to your visit you will receive a teachers' kit with activities and resources   (including an exhibition floor map) to use before, during, and after your Tyrannosaurs experience. 

Suitable for: Primary Year 1 - 8 and Secondary Year 9 - 10
Cost: $6.50 per student
Duration: Allow 60 minutes per class
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ECE programme

Fossil Hunters

In this educator led programme, young children, aged 2 to 5 years, become budding palaeontologists, and discover more about the world of dinosaurs through hands-on exploration! Time will be spent in the Tyrannosaurs: Meet the family exhibition as well as the wider museum.

Suitable for: ECE (ages 2 – 5 years)
Availability: Term 4, 2014
Cost: $3 per child
Duration: 60 mins

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Professional development for teachers

Come and learn about tyrannosaurs, and other dinosaurs and fossils, with scientists from GNS and Te Papa.  They’ll help you deal with those tricky questions from the young dinosaur experts in your class!

You’ll also get a chance to see the exhibition, Tyrannosaurs: Meet the family, and learn how to use our Tyrannosaurs education resource to make the most of your class visit.

Places are sure to fill fast, so book early to avoid disappointment.

When: Saturday 11 October 2014
Time: 9am–12.30pm
Where: Level 4 Classroom and Visa Platinum Gallery, Te Papa
Suitable for: Primary teachers

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An exhibition developed and toured by the Australian Museum