British Antarctic Survey at Lyme Regis Fossil Festival 2024

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Join British Antarctic Survey (BAS) scientists at this year’s world-famous Lyme Regis Fossil Festival, taking place from Friday 7 June to Sunday 9 June. Come and marvel at remarkable fossils from Antarctica, offering insights into the continent’s past as a tropical rainforest teeming with dinosaurs.

Visit the BAS team stationed on the seafront and discover if you have what it takes to conduct scientific research in one of the world’s most extreme environments. Get an up-close look at our exceptional collection of ancient fossils and the creatures inhabiting modern-day polar seas. Experience life in an Antarctic field camp, donning polar gear and perusing the menu. Meet our team of friendly scientists and ask them your most challenging questions!

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Come and chat to BAS scientists at the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival this summer

The festival features an array of captivating exhibits, expert presentations, thrilling shows, guided nature walks, and family-friendly entertainment, all celebrating the rich geological heritage of the Jurassic Coast.

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Searching for fossil evidence of how life on the Antarctic sea floor evolved over the last 100 million years. Credit: Sam Hunt

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