Dinosaurs of China: Ground Shakers To Feathered Flyers

Dinosaurs of China at Wollaton Hall and Nottingham Lakeside Arts is a one-time only world exclusive exhibition of dinosaurs. Featuring fossils and specimens never before seen outside of Asia, the collection brings to life the story of how dinosaurs evolved into the birds that live alongside us today. 

New fossil discoveries in China over recent years have revolutionised our understanding of dinosaurs’ appearance, behaviour and evolution. We’ve hand-picked some of the most spectacular new fossils from China, bringing them to Europe for the first time with many of the species on display new to science, only discovered in the last 20 years. 

Some things never change: many dinosaurs were giant, scaly, ‘ground-shakers’. Some of the towering skeletons on display will be amongst the tallest ever seen in the UK. However, this view of dinosaurs is now part of a more diverse picture as many dinosaurs were tiny; some species had feathers, and a number of species even evolved flight. These ‘feathered-flyers’ eventually evolved into birds. Hence birds are dinosaurs that learned how to fly…..

Featuring 3D mounted skeletons, detailed replicas and original fossils there’s loads to see and enjoy.

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