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Dinosaur Isle

Culver Parade, Sandown PO36 8QA, England
44 01983 404344
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Ranked #6 of 11 attractions in Sandown
Type: Natural History Museums, History Museums
Owner description: In a spectacular pterosaur shaped building watching over Sandown’s blue flag beach is Britain’s first purpose built dinosaur museum. Walk back through... more » Owner description: In a spectacular pterosaur shaped building watching over Sandown’s blue flag beach is Britain’s first purpose built dinosaur museum. Walk back through fossilised time to the period of the dinosaurs where you will find amongst the fossils many interactive displays. On a recreated landscape enhanced by sights, smells and sounds you will meet life sized dinosaurs including our animatronic Neovenator. Guided fossil hunts (which must be pre-booked) have proved to be a popular addition to a visit. « less
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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Wow ! what a fantastic place, we came especially for our 6yr old grandson who was with us, we took his dad when he was 7yrs old he is now 29yrs old ! it was great to see our grandson so excited there is not much he does not know about dinosaurs he thought it was fantastic and asked if... More

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Oxon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Really good couple of hours at Dinosaur isle. It is advertised as a good wet weather attraction but also good for unbearably hot days too! Lots of hands on exhibits and a couple of really good apps you can download to your smartphone for free that enhance the interaction on some exhibits. Some good worksheets for kids too and managed... More

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Sandown
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We was lost on things to do on a wet day so we thought why not check out dinosaur isle after driving past it several times.... I'm glad we did it was a fantastic experience and the kids absolutely loved it... Finding out a lot of information about different fossils ....quite amazed at the amount they have fit in there... More

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Hindhead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Not as large as I expected but lovely. excellent dino displays and fossil displays. When you have finished it is worth walking round the duck pond to the excellent playpark facilities in sandown, also lovely beach.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

well worth the £5 charge. interesting place even for the non dinosaur enthusiast. makes you wanna go straight to the beach to explore

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My 4 yr old son couldn't wait to take his dad to visit Dino Isle, having visited it with me a few months ago. It was actually one of the reasons we returned to the IOW! It didn't disappoint again. My husband enjoyed it as a first visit and my son was so excited again to come. There's a great... More

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We was at a lost of what to do as it was raining and the kids was board so we asked around local pubs and they suggested the dinosaur isle. we went there with no expectation but our kids absolutely loved it. I would recommend going but mainly on rainy or average weather days as it is indoors but we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The island's history is fascinating even back to the dinosaur's this attraction was very educational I would highly recommend to parents with children of all ages to visit as it puts thing from the distant past in perspective

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Although a very grown up child, I did enjoy the visit here. The cost of admission is very good and plenty for young children to participate in. Would highly recommend for families

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West Midlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I have to say I was really disappointed visiting Dinosaur Isle with my family, including a 2 year old who is mad about dinosaurs. The exhibition was much smaller than expected too. There were hardly any dinosaur ruins and only 1 large model of a full size dinosaur. Not much to keep the kids entertained either. This could be a... More

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