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Virtual Tour of Dino Hall

A virtual visit to the Age of Dinosaurs

Photograph of the Dino Hall exhibit

Missing the Museum? Virtually step inside NHM’s award-winning Dinosaur Hall and discover the Age of Dinosaurs from the comfort of your home. Learn how Museum scientists study our ancient past through a variety of fossils and get an up-close look at a one-of-a-kind T. rex growth series. 

You can also discover dinosaur and fossil activities that complement the tours — suitable for families, school-age children, and learners of all ages! See below. 

Activities for School Children and Families

Early Learners

Dino Hall Scavenger Hunt

Dyeing Dino Eggs: Dye Your Own Eggs, Dinosaur style! (with parent help)

Color Me Wonderful: Dinosaur Coloring Sheets

Elementary School

Dino Hall Scavenger Hunt

Dyeing Dino Eggs: Dye Your Own Eggs, Dinosaur style! (with parent help)

Color Me Wonderful: Dinosaur Coloring Sheets

Make Your Own Trace Fossil (with parent help)

Make Your Own Dinosaur Shadow Puppet and Screen  (with parent help)

Lesson Plan: Adaptation Sensation (meets Grade 1 NGSS & Common Core ELA Standards)

Lesson Plan: The Dino Diner (meets Grade 4 NGSS & Common Core Mathematics Standards)

Middle School

Make Your Own Trace Fossil

Make Your Own Dinosaur Shadow Puppet and Screen

Lesson Plan: Shaping Dinosaurs (meets Grade 7 Common Core Mathematics Standards)

High School

Make Your Own Trace Fossil

Make Your Own Dinosaur Shadow Puppet and Screen

Lesson Plan: Amazing Adaptations (meets High School NGSS and Common Core ELA Standards)