Dinosaurs and Fossils Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira. Students Year levels 1 - 3, maximum 30 students Cost $5 per student for a one-hour session Availability Terms 1 - 4, available Mon to Fri Venue Weird & Wonderful discovery centre New Zealand Curriculum Levels 1 and 2 - Science (Nature of Science: Living World) Related galleries and exhibitions Origins gallery ENQUIRE NOW Investigate New Zealand's pre-historic past The Dinosaurs and Fossils programme encourages students to actively explore and investigate the subject of palaeontology using handling collections and interactives. Delivered from our Weird & Wonderful discovery centre, our Dinosaurs and Fossils programme aims to inspire students in years 1-3 to become future scientists and palaeontologists. Through a fun and interactive approach, learners are on a mission to become a palaeontologist to discover and learn about the various dinosaurs and their identifying characteristics. We aim to highlight well-known carnivore and herbivore dinosaurs, as well as finding out what a palaeontologist does! Through the Dinosaurs and Fossils programme we hope to further connect learners with the Museum's palaeontology collections, curators and scientists. The vision and learning outcomes of the Dinosaurs and Fossils programme are: to describe and inspire our audience about the role of a palaeontologist to investigate and explore the different types of dinosaurs that once found on the land in New Zealand to discover the story of Joan Wiffen, the amateur palaeontologist who helped discovered that dinosaurs once lived in New Zealand to encourage children and learners to engage and discover the handling collections and explore further the characteristics of these items to share and relate their own understanding of the topic of 'dinosaurs and fossils' to observe and identify the differentiating features of a variety of dinosaurs. This programme is assisted by LEOTC and funded by the Ministry of Education.