A crowdfunding campaign stomping onto the scene next week (27 February) will give young dinosaur fans the chance to be a palaeontologist for a whole day, handle rare exhibits including a Mammoth tusk, and even have a special birthday party surrounded by dinosaurs!

The campaign is being run by the University of Nottingham’s Lakeside Arts centre as part of the world-exclusive Dinosaurs of China exhibition, and rewards include money-can’t-buy experiences and special access to this once in a lifetime exhibition.

For those who can travel to Nottingham, a pledge of £40 to the crowdfunding campaign will be rewarded with a one-hour story telling workshop for a family of four, or £50 will secure a hands-on experience with some of the rare exhibits. For £100, young explorers can become a palaeontologist for the day, joining Diana Saurus, Nottingham Lakeside’s very own dino-safari character as she explains about the dinosaurs from the Far-East and discovers the story of how the pre-historic beasts evolved. 

Or splash out £200 and treat your dino-fan and nine of their friends to a unique birthday experience where they can meet Diana Saurus, see the dinosaurs at Lakeside and hear tales from the days when dinosaurs ruled the earth!

Those further afield can still support the campaign – a pledge of £25 will be rewarded with a limited-edition print; or get a Twitter roar-out by donating just £5.

Coming to two locations in Nottingham this summer, Wollaton Hall and Nottingham Lakeside Arts, the Dinosaurs of China exhibition will feature 26 of the best-preserved dinosaur fossils in the world. These include Mamenchisaurus, the tallest dinosaur skeleton ever seen in the UK and Gigantoraptor, the largest bird-like dinosaur ever found.

The crowdfunding campaign has been set up to support the creation of a dinosaur legacy at the University of Nottingham’s Lakeside Arts centre, to inspire and teach the next generation. The target of £3,000 will be used to build an animatronic baby dinosaur, to teach children about how yesterday’s dinosaurs became the birds we see around us today.

For further information on the crowdfunding campaign and the rewards available visit Crowdfunder : Dinosaurs Of China

To find out more about the Dinosaurs of China exhibition or book tickets, visit Dinosaurs Of China


About Dinosaurs of China


Dinosaurs of China is a one-time only world exclusive exhibition of dinosaurs, which will be coming to the UK for the first and only time this summer.

Taking place from 1st July to 29th October 2017, the event will be held at Wollaton Hall in Nottingham and University of Nottingham’s public art centre, Nottingham Lakeside Arts and will be the only time that visitors can see this vast selection of fossils and skeletons outside of Asia.

The exhibition will bring to life the history of how dinosaurs evolved into the birds that live alongside us today and will feature some of the biggest dinosaur skeletons in existence.


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