Digging Dinosaurs Holiday Workshop with Fizzics Education

Digging Dinosaurs

Digging Dinosaurs

Fossil science for the holidays! A look at ancient organisms, their traces, relationships & extinction theories

Hands-on Palaeontology for the Holidays!

Your kids will have a roaring great time as they learn about dinosaurs in this hands-on workshop designed to look at palaeontology in a realistic way.

  • Check out the life-size replica of the Velociraptor dinosaur skull and come face to face with T-Rex!
  • Work like a real paleontologist; dig out and analyse the specimens found
  • Find out how fossils are formed and how it’s easy to find them on the beach.
  • Feel replica dinosaur skin and compare it with modern animals.
  • Go beyond dinosaurs to look at Australian megafauna.
  • Make casts of ancient creatures to keep and more!

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Online Class Version

We’ve run live interactive distance programs since 2010 and are highly experienced in making online classes engaging for kids on a variety of web conferencing platforms.

  • Activities may vary from those listed for the face-to-face version and will be tailored to age groups attending online.
  • Upon booking, you will receive a PDF outlining the materials that you can have on hand to make the workshop more interactive. It’s not a problem if you can’t source all of the materials, as we’ll have these on hand for the workshop
  • Full child protections are in place
  • We usually connect to classes & homes via Zoom, however if you wish to use a different software we can work with you on getting the connection live. Please see our Online Science Classes & Conditions
  • Simply connect your device to a data projector or TV for kids onsite to see the program. We can also cater for kids joining from their home too!
  • We usually connect to kids in their homes via Zoom, however if you wish to use a different software we can work with you on getting the connection live.

If you connect with us via Zoom

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Every holiday period, Fizzics Education present holiday programs workshops for local council libraries, vacation care centres, OOSHC and at our own venues. These workshops are designed to cater for a wide range of ages, even the adults join in! Book early to avoid disappointment. A school holiday program treat!

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Hands-on science stations

Dinosaur dig out

Organise your team to excavate your specimens

Dan the Duck Bill

Replica of a parasaurolophus skull. Its head crest made many loud sounds!

Dino Eggs

What did they look like? What did the embryos look like inside?

Sands of Time

Look at how sedimentation helps to form fossils

Scaly skin

Compare modern animal skins to the replica dinosaur skin

Casting creatures

Makes casts of ancient organism impressions

Hip to Hip

Compare dinosaur hips with anatomical models of a bird and lizard

Birds are Dinos?

Check out the archaeopteryx, a possible precursor to modern birds

For the record

Geological record shows a mass extinction 65 million ago. Why did it occur?

T-rex Puzzle

Mix and match the right bones to form a replica T-Rex skeleton.

Terry Triceratops

Meet the cuddly Triceratops puppet and learn about Cretaceous herbivores

Talking Teeth

Work out which teeth belong to which extinct or modern animal

Vacation Care Reviews

Gasworks Arts Park

The workshop went super well, the kids and parents absolutely raved about it, and as always, Ben was fantastic. Looking forward to booking something in for the next school holidays!

Narre Warren Sth Scout Group

We had a wonderful morning with Ben & Peter. We will be sharing our experience with other scout groups in our district. Thanks, we would definitely book this again!


  • Appropriate for ages 5 and up with a maximum of 30 children per class
  • 10 to 12 Tables arranged around a room. Chairs are not required.
  • Access to 2 electrical power sockets
  • Duration 60 minutes, set up time 45 minutes and pack up time 45 minutes

During Social Distancing – Contact us
and we’ll tailor a program to suit both your site and the State’s social distancing requirements.

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We're a COVID SAFE Company


  • $495 inc. GST for 60 minutes or $540 for 90 minutes per workshop
  • Also available as an online class anywhere in the world. Find out more here

Call 1300 856 828, or use this form to enquire or make a booking for your site

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