A trip to Dinostar allowed me to kill two birds with one stone, although killing birds might be frowned upon seeing how part of it was to celebrate Greenpeace Day.

Dinostar, as I’m sure you can guess by the name, is a dinosaur museum in Hull, offering the sights, the sounds and, yes, even the smells from the varied eras of the long-extinct reptiles of land, sky and sea. Whilst there I tried to picture what it would be like if dinosaurs shared the planet with us today, and how amazing it would be to work with Greenpeace if that were the case. Imagine being part of a human wall to protect stegosaurs from having their plates poached for the construction industry, or taking a knackered old trawler deep into the Atlantic to protest against an oil rig endangering hundreds of plesiosaurs. Needless to say, it would be flippin’ awesome.

Greenpeace Day shared its 24 hours of environmental responsibility with Felt Hat Day, and it just so happens that Dinostar has a felt hat or two that you can wear whilst there (or it’s at least a close approximation to felt). Personally I can’t think of a better combination than dinosaurs and hats, except for of course dinosaurs in hats, but I guess I’ll just have to save that for my next visit.


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