Dino Jaws

What did dinosaurs eat - and how do we know? Visitors are thrust into the world of dinosaur dining habits in this roaring spectacle of an exhibition.

Coelophysis from Dino Jaws

The largest currently on the road, and massively popular in its time at South Kensington, this exhibition features lifelike animatronics, fossil evidence, casts and graphical panels, and is sure to pull the crowds.

Featuring the most frighteningly lifelike moving dinosaurs, this family blockbuster explores the sometimes gruesome, and often disgusting subject of dinosaurs and their food.

Exhibition details

Edmontosaurus with jaw bones exposed

From the infamous flesh-eating T.rex to the plant munching Edmontosaurus , different dinosaurs ate different foods and often had unique ways of catching their dinner.

Life-size animatronic dinosaur heads, including the terrifying T.rex, show how the teeth and jaws move together to tear, grind and chew food. One half of their heads is open to reveal the bones at work inside, enabling visitors to get a close up look.

Exhibition content also incorporates intriguing fossil evidence, fun hands-on exhibits and fascinating scientific insights - revealing everything scientists now know about what and how dinosaurs ate.

Visitors can dig for virtual fossil evidence to discover what Baryonyx ate, plunge their hands into a huge poo to find traces of what Euoplocephalus munches on and discover the chilling theory about what the deadly Coelophysis had for dinner.

For more information about the exhibition, download the Dino Jaws information pack (PDF).

And, because no exhibition visit is complete without a browse of the gift shop, we also offer a wide range of fantastic dinosaur merchandise at wholesale prices.

View the dinosaur merchandise catalogue (PDF)


To successfully host this exhibition, the host venue’s responsibilities include:

  • An indoor display area of minimum 650m2
  • Temperature controlled environment between 18°C - 25°C
  • Minimum doorway access: height 2.3m and width 1.8m
  • transport costs from previous venue in 6 x 13.5m tilt trailers
  • Air compressor and pipework to power the animatronic models
  • Translation and production of text, text panels, and graphics
  • Skilled support staff to assist with installation and dismantling
  • Forklift, crane, hoist and other equipment required for access
  • Two scaffold tower for installation and dismantling
  • Promotion and publicity
  • Production of barcoded tickets (according to our specifications) in order to use 'digital trail'
  • Optional: provision of additional groundwork around models.


Watch a short video to get a flavour of the content of this exhibition.

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