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A Dinosaur Called Alan: Virtually

  • Tuesday 5 June 2018, 12.30PM to 1.00pm
  • Free admission
    No booking required, but Museum admission applies
  • Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens (map)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Event details

A past resident of Yorkshire, a huge dinosaur nicknamed Alan, takes pride of place in the Yorkshire Museum’s new exhibition, Yorkshire’s Jurassic World. Only one of Alan’s bones remains, but through virtual reality (VR) technology, visitors can meet a fully rendered relative, walk around in his world and even feed him – all within the confines of the gallery space.

Join Sarah King, Curator of Natural Science at the Yorkshire Museum, to find out more about Alan and how we are now able to get closer than ever before to animals that became extinct around 66 million years ago.

About the speaker

Sarah King is Curator of Natural Science at the Yorkshire Museum. She has a PhD in palaeontology from the University of Birmingham. Yorkshire’s Jurassic World is a new view on the Yorkshire Museum’s collections, and gives visitors the opportunity to explore the period like never before.

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