Dinosaur fun at exhibition

Four-year-old Austin Marsden-Hendrick meets one of the stars of Scarborough's Lost Dinosaurs, a baby megalosaur as final preparations take place for an exciting new exhibition at Scarborough's Rotunda Museum

Four-year-old Austin Marsden-Hendrick meets one of the stars of Scarborough's Lost Dinosaurs, a baby megalosaur as final preparations take place for an exciting new exhibition at Scarborough's Rotunda Museum

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A FOUR-YEAR-OLD boy was given a sneak preview of a new dinosaur exhibition which opens at Scarborough’s Rotunda Museum on Saturday.

Austin Marsden-Hendrick came face-to-face with a baby megalosaur, one of the stars of Scarborough’s Lost Dinosaurs.

The exhibition aims to answer a question which has baffled geologist for years: why, when so many “trace” fossils - mainly dinosaur footprints - have been discovered in the Scarborough area, have so few dinosaur bones been found?

Over half-term, from Monday June 4 to Saturday June 9, there will also be a series of related events such as “Spooky Tuesday”, during which participants can create a scary mask and skeleton, or construct their own CSI head.

On Dino Day Wednesday they can make a flock of birds and a dinosaur mask, and follow a dino trail, while Plesiosaur Party Friday will bring the chance to make fossilised dinosaur food.

The exhibition runs until September next year, when it will end with a week of geology and fossil events including an international symposium on dinosaur footprints, a major fossil festival in conjunction with London’s Natural History Museum and a series of school workshops for all ages.