Everything Dinosaur and Fossil Workshops Postponed
The planned dinosaur and fossil themed workshops that were scheduled to take place this weekend (Saturday, 21st March, 2020) have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. These events had proved to be extremely popular but with the growing concern over coronavirus, staff at Rochdale Borough Council responsible for the “Dippy the Dinosaur” exhibition, have reluctantly decided to postpone these workshops along with all the other related exhibition events and activities.
Everything Dinosaur Was Conducting a Series of Family Themed Workshops and Other Activities
Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur
A statement posted on the Borough Council’s “The Dippy Experience” website explains the reasoning behind the suspension of planned events related to the dinosaur exhibition:
“In light of the current situation we’ve taken the difficult decision to suspend Dippy in Rochdale. The health and safety of our residents and visitors must come first and now is the time to take a pause. We will review the possibility of reopening Dippy on Tour in Rochdale in the upcoming months.”
A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur commented:
“Families are at the centre of everything we do and this is particularly important during these challenging times. We have been monitoring the situation very closely and we fully understand and support the decision taken. The hands-on nature of our fossil handling activities would make operating the workshops extremely difficult given the current restrictions. However, we have moth-balled all the various activities that we had planned and prepared, these will be stored at one of our warehouses, so that before “Dippy” leaves the northwest of England, we could deliver the workshops we promised.”
A Chance to Reschedule the Dinosaur and Fossil Workshops
A spokesperson from Rochdale Borough Council thanked the team members at Everything Dinosaur for their efforts so far and stated that the Council would love to welcome Everything Dinosaur back, rescheduling later on in the year.
We shall see how things go, but dates in our busy diaries can be switched around and changed over to accommodate the eager young palaeontologists of the northwest of England.