Palaeontological Association

Get hands-on with some amazing fossils, and discover how their unique features adapted them to different environments and lifestyles. Design your own prehistoric creepy-crawly – decide how to spend your points to arm your creature with body parts and special powers. Then spin our ‘wheel of fortune’ to see what life throws at it – is your animal equipped to survive a meteorite impact, climate change or the arrival of a new predator?  Try to survive a day in the ancient seas with our ‘Prehistoric Perils’ board game.

Palaeoartist James McKay will be on hand to bring the public’s fantasy fossils to life.

The Palaeontological Association was founded in 1957 and has become one of the world’s leading learned societies in this field. The Association is a registered charity that promotes the study of palaeontology and its allied sciences through publication of original research and field guides, sponsorship of meetings and field excursions, provision of web resources, outreach and educational activities and a program of annual awards.