Fossils after dark

15 September 2022 - 18:00

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester

This is a drop-in event, running from 18.00-22.00. 


The history of life on Earth dates back billions of years. One way of unpicking its story is to look to the evidence left behind, preserved as fossils. 

New techniques and discoveries are revealing more about our deep past, uncovering ancient lives and ecosystems that until now have remained hidden. 

Meet palaeontologists from the University of Leicester and beyond. Get hands on with genuine specimens that tell the stories of flying reptiles and how they moved on land, the ancient diets that sustained them, and the first complex animals that lived on Earth – 600 million year old fossils many of which have been found right here in Leicestershire. 

Venue details: Leicester Museum & Art Gallery, 53 New Walk, Leicester, LE1 7EA