Dinosaurs

Get your fill of dinosaur facts and fun, and find out all about the reptiles that once dominated our planet.

Ever since they were first identified in the 1800s, dinosaurs have sparked the imagination of kids and adults alike.

Explore the history of these prehistoric reptiles and find out how Museum science continues to reveal insights about what dinosaurs looked like and how they lived.

Watch dinosaur videos, take our quiz to find out which dinosaur you're most like and try our dinosaur crafts and activities for kids (and big kids).

Introduction to dinosaurs

Dino Directory

Our A-Z of dinosaurs is full of facts and pictures.

Browse our top five or explore more than 300 dinosaurs by name, shape or when and where they lived.

What did dinosaurs look like?

Find out what scientists are learning about dinosaurs' colour, how our understanding of dinosaurs' appearance continues to change and how palaeoartists create realistic reconstructions.

Dinosaur origins and evolution

Dinosaur extinction

Probably the most famous mass extinction of all time. But did you know some dinosaurs are still with us today?

Dinosaur discoveries

The Museum houses one of the world's most important dinosaur collections.

Through fieldwork and studying dinosaur fossils here and in collections around the world, Museum palaeontologists are shedding light on dinosaur diets and behaviour. Find out about their work and other intriguing dinosaur discoveries.

Stories about dinosaur fossils on display at the Museum

Dinosaurs gallery

Roarrr. Come face-to-face with some of the Museum's most famous dinosaurs.

The world's most complete Stegosaurus skeleton

Find out more about the newest dinosaur to go on display at the Museum.

Dippy the Diplodocus

The Museum's famous Diplodocus cast is currently on a tour around the UK.

Explore the history of this iconic exhibit and examine Dippy's skull in 3D to see what it tells us about the lifestyle and appearance of the Jurassic dinosaur.

Dippy the Diplodocus 3D skull

Can you find Dippy's nostrils? What feature does Diplodocus share with humans but few other dinosaurs?

Rotate, zoom in and explore the features of this popular dinosaur.

Dippy on Tour

Find out the many ways you can join Dippy on his natural history adventure around the UK.

Dinosaur crafts

Fun things to do at the weekends or in the holidays to keep your family entertained.

World of the dinosaurs

Find out about some of the other creatures you would encounter if you stepped back in time to when prehistoric dinosaurs were alive in the Mesozoic Era. How was Earth different then?