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Schools 2017-06-23T11:41:35+00:00
  • Kids looking into time machine at Seaton Jurassic
  • Girl looking into the exhibits at Seaton Jurassic

Your Visit

A visit to Seaton Jurassic is a perfect way to bring learning to life. We offer a range of sessions linked to the curriculum. We aim for all young people to come away having experienced the wonders of the natural world, past and present, in a fun, hands on and engaging way.

The Seaton Jurassic Experience

Travel through time from the Victorian age of discovery to the Jurassic marine environment and emerge back into the present. Find out how living things have adapted and survived to be part of our natural heritage today.

Duration: approx. 1.5hrs+

Cost: £3 per child

Learning experiences

Want a session to match your theme or learning objectives? We are happy to plan a day to meet your requirements.

Please find below some example programmes:

Living coasts

Devon’s coast is alive with a whole host of exciting and inspiring wildlife. Enjoy exploring the seashore, learn to identify some common wildlife using ID charts, discover the adaptations, life cycles and survival strategies of these wonderful creatures.

Duration: approx 1.5-2.5 hrs. (Tide dependent)

Cost: £3 per child

Geology

How do sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks form? Can you make these from chocolate and marshmallows? How did our coast form? What was it like in Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods? Understand how volcanoes explode and make a working model of a volcano.

Duration: 1.5hrs

Cost: £3 per child

Fossils

Explore our garden as a palaeontologist and piece together our mysterious fossil fragments. Discover how fossils are created, some of the different types and what they tell us about our past then make a modern day fossil to take home.

Duration: 1.5hrs

Cost: £3 per child

Visiting school comments

Please can I thank you for a wonderful trip last week. The children had a fantastic time and got a lot from it.

Your professionalism and knowledge was second to none. I thought you pitched the day at the correct level and explained difficult concepts clearly.

The children loved playing the games and searching for the stamps. Thank you for finding a suitable game for the children to play while the rain eased. We were researching Darwin last week and the bird game helped them to understand that some species are more successful than others are.

The children described the trip as being the best they had ever been on and they particularly enjoyed rock pooling.

Millfield School May 2017