July 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
How do we find fossils? Who takes care of them after they are discovered? Travel back in time to discover what happened to our dinosaur friends and how they evolved into the animals we know today. Step into the shoes of a paleontologist and learn all about how to unearth dinosaur fossils! Meet today’s dinosaur descendants in an exciting animal encounter!
- Exhibits, Shows and Demos: Excavate artifacts just like a paleontologist in the field in the Dino Dig Pit. Assess evidence by chipping away fossils with a chocolate chip cookie dig and make-and-take a shark tooth necklace. Explore traveling exhibit travel back in time to discover all about fossils and dinosaurs through MODS’ dino-mite stage show and go on Rock Talks, a guided tour with our MODS’ in-house geologist.
- Animal Encounters: Meet our resident animals and see how they are related to ancient dinosaurs.
- Watch an IMAX on the GIANT Screen: Ancient Caves 3D, Dinosaurs of Antarctica, Dino Dana The Movie, Secrets of the Sea, Arctic: Our Frozen Planet
- Career Connections: Explore how geologists and paleontologists study ancient life, from dinosaurs to prehistoric plants, mammals, fish, insects, fungi and microbes.
Just for Early Learners (ages 0-6): Experience what life was like with dinosaurs. Create dinosaur fossils, hatch a dinosaur egg, and create dinosaur puppets to interact with our traveling exhibit, Expedition: Dinosaur.
Included with Museum admission.