The Jurassic World of Fossil Hunter Mary Anning

South Kensington Underground station (meet by the Exhibition Road entrance)

Guided by Aaron

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
15 February 2020 Tour du Jour 10.45 am 12.45 pm Winter

Join me (Aaron) in London’s Natural History Museum to explore the lost world of the Jurassic through its world-class fossil collections. We will explore how fossil discoveries from the 19th to 21st Centuries have allowed us to picture a lost world inhabited by dinosaurs, ancient reptile-like birds and strange pine forests. We will look at the great 19th-century Palaeontologist Mary Anning and how she searched the rocks of England South Coast to unearth what were believed to be sea dragons. We will not only look at these ancient remains but also see how palaeontologists have revealed how these ancient extinct animals lived. Our journey will, for example, take us into a distant past, a place of shallow seas inhabited by marine crocodiles and floating islands formed by tree trunks with ancient starfish-like animals attached to them. It’s dry land in southern Germany today. Dry land in southern Germany that has yielded up some of the most amazing fossils ever found.  We will finish by looking at the animals that ruled the land for millions of years the dinosaurs and how the first palaeontologists discovered and named these amazing creatures from the Jurassic World.      


The Jurassic World of Fossil Hunter Mary Anning takes place at 10.45 am on Saturday, February 15. Meet Cambridge University Paleontologist Aaron by the Exhibition Road entrance of South Kensington Tube.


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