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Hatching the Past – Member’s Opening Evening

July 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please note: Booking is essential for this event.

Celebrate our new exhibition with a very special preview evening for Members of the American Museum & Gardens

Bring your children or grandchildren* along for a dinosaur celebration, and a first sneak preview of our exhibition Hatching the Past: American Dinosaur Explorers. There may even be a chance to meet Cbeebies’ Andy Day who will be there to open the exhibition! 

Enjoy our Children’s Garden on a summer evening, with other activities throughout the site, including storytelling and face-painting. Choose from wood fired pizzas from Wild Pizza Co. or a dinosaur themed picnic boxes from our Garden Café and Marshfield Farm ice-cream from our ice-cream cart.

This is a free event for members of the American Museum & Gardens, with bookable timeslots** for viewing our new exhibition Hatching the Past: American Dinosaur Explorers (please note that due to limited capacity within the gallery the time-slots for viewing the exhibition will be 20 minutes, but we hope you will use your membership and return another day for a longer look at the exhibition).

This remarkable hands-on exhibition offers an astounding array of dinosaur eggs and nests collected from all over the globe, with a special focus on the importance of American fossil sites in our understanding of dinosaurs. A captivating experience for all ages, Hatching the Past invites visitors to touch real dinosaur bones and reconstructed nests, dig for eggs in our interactive dig pits, and view animated video presentations. The exhibition features a 9-meter long Tarbosaur skeleton, cousin of the Tyrannosaurus Rex, and Baby Louie, a fascinating complete skeleton of a dinosaur embryo.

Due to high demand this event is only open to Members of the American Museum & Gardens, with a valid membership required for entry. Find out more about becoming a member here.

*This event is aimed at our members with young children. However, if you only have an adult membership but you wish to bring your non-member children or grandchildren, there will be an opportunity for an additional child add-on when confirming your booking (under 5s free/5 plus £6).

**Please note, the event runs from 5 until 7pm, and we look forward to welcoming you to the site from 5pm for the duration of the evening. The time slot booking time is only for viewing the exhibition in the gallery. **



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Claverton Manor, Claverton, Claverton
Bath, Avon BA2 7BD United Kingdom
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