Hatching the Past: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies

New Exhibition open 3 April - 16 August

​​​​​​The Dinosaurs are Here!

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is the first UK venue to host Hatching the Past: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies, a touring exhibition from New Zealand.

The exhibition provides a rare and exciting look at the life of dinosaurs through their eggs, nests, embryos and young, with some real specimens collected from across the world.  Each major plant and meat-eating dinosaur group is represented in the travelling exhibition, which will be on display at Kelvingrove until 16 August 2015.     

Discover more about dinosaur family life, including how they raised their young and learn how important the study of dinosaur eggs has been in understanding these captivating creatures.  Dinosaur eggs were first identified in the 1920s, although it was many years before their significance was fully understood.  Nowadays specialists appreciate the huge scientific value eggs offer in learning more about the behaviour, growth and evolution of dinosaurs. 

There are also several real dinosaur objects on loan from The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow, including an egg and egg fragments from China and the Gobi Desert. As well as a crocodile skull from the Middle Jurassic period, around 170 million years ago and a cast of dinosaur footprints, together with a tooth and tailbone found on the Isle of Skye. 

A fun and interesting programme of activities will be available as part of the exhibition - more information will be available here soon.


Adult - £5/£3

Age 5-15 years - £2

Under 5s go free

A family ticket is also available at £10 for 2 adults and 2 children.

You can buy tickets from the Museum Shop or online at the link below.

Please note: Advance tickets are not available to buy for the opening weekend. We are expecting this weekend to be very busy and tickets are only available to buy on the day between 3-6 April. A queuing system may be in operation at particularly busy times.

From 7 April, advance tickets will be available from the Kelvingrove Shop as normal, for visiting on any date from then on. 

​Online Tickets

Advance tickets are now available to buy online for visiting on any dates from Tuesday 7 April onwards. 

transaction fee of £1 applies to all online ticket sales (for the full transaction, not per ticket)

Please print your booking confirmation or take a note of your booking reference to gain entry to the exhibition. 

Alternatively, tickets can be posted to you for an additional fee of £1.

Click here to go to our box office to buy tickets online. 

Past Exhibitions

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum regularly hosts temporary exhibitions, from our own collection or on loan from museums and other organisations around the world. Recent exhibitions have included Alasdair Gray: From the Personal to the Universal, How Glasgow Flourished 1714-1837 and Jack Vettriano: A Retrospective.

Find out more about many of our past exhibitions here​​​​​​

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