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📰 Hampshire residents compete for sleepover with dinosaurs

It's the ultimate childhood dream and for one family in Hampshire, it could be coming true. The winner of the Dino Double competition, run by DINOFEST2015, will get the chance to spend the night at the Natural History Museum and find out whether the creatures really do come to life after dark.

To win the ticket to Dino Snores, which includes a torch-lit trail of the Dinosaur Gallery, a science show with a museum expert, breakfast in the morning and a live animal show, children must visit both DINOFEST2015 exhibitions at SeaCity Museum, Southampton and Milestones Museum, Basingstoke.
Families will be given a DINO TRACKER map and sticker for each exhibition they visit. Once they have collected both stamps, there are three different ways to enter:
• Entrants can take a photo of the map, making sure their name and address is very clear and email it to
• They can also take their map into Milestones Museum, Basingstoke, or SeaCity Museum, Southampton
• Or they can post their map to:
Hampshire Cultural Trust
Chilcomb House
Chilcomb Lane
SO23 8RD
A second prize of a family outing to the Natural History Museum, with return rail fare, is also up for grabs.
But families need to be quick. Both DINO HUNTER and DINO ENCOUNTER exhibitions are closing on 27 September, giving everyone just one month to make sure they have visited both roarsome exhibits.  
Although this is the last chance to catch the DINO HUNTER and DINO ENCOUNTER exhibitions, DINOFEST2015 continues across the county with exhibitions running in various locations up until 9 January. To find out more visit
    • A young dino tracker inspects a dinosaur skeleton

    A young dino tracker inspects a dinosaur skeleton