Palaeontology Year levels 4 - 8 Duration One hour 2014 sessions Term 1, Term 2 (weekdays, except Wednesdays during Term 2), Term 3, Term 4, $5 per student Investigate New Zealand's pre-historic past Palaeontologists provide much of the knowledge we have about dinosaurs and fossils. Investigate and explore palaeontology and examine some of the specimens palaeontologists have found. What is a palaeontologist and what do they do? How do we know that dinosaurs and moa lived in New Zealand? Who is Joan Wiffen and what is her contribution to the discovery of dinosaurs in New Zealand? What is a fossil and how are they created? What can we learn about dinosaurs by examining their fossils? This programme is assisted by LEOTC and funded by the Ministry of Education. Booking information This programme is hosted in the Museum's Stevenson Learning Centre where we can accommodate up to 30 students. There is a minimum charge of 20 students per session at $5 per school student. Contact one of our programmers for more information, or book your session now. Book now Related Museum galleries This programme may be combined with visits to the Origins, Te Ao Tūroa galleries, or Weird and Wonderful, or a visit to another Museum gallery of your choice. Digital resources Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI) - Fossils: Digging up the Past Many children have an active interest in fossils, particularly as they relate to dinosaurs. This resource provides the opportunity for children to investigate fossils and how they are made. New Zealand Fossils in 3D Check out current research by scientists at GNS Science studying fossils in the Paleontology Department.