Dino Days Returns to the Delaware Museum of Natural History

Dig into the fascinating world of dinosaurs at the 18th annual Dino Days presented by Bank of America on Monday, December 27 and Tuesday, December 28! Two full days of special activities include a fossil dig, the Be the Dinosaur special exhibit, live animals, and lots more at this annual dinosaur extravaganza.

Visitors can experience life through a triceratops’ eyes at the virtual reality exhibit, Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous, where players grab a joystick to search for food, avoid predators, and communicate with their herd. Hands-on games and activities for young children complement the exhibit, and nearby the newly opened Nature Nook provides more interactive fun.

Also on Dino Days, a special paleontology scavenger hunt sends families around the Museum to look for different tools needed on an excavation. Then stop by the Fossil Dig on the patio to uncover a Maiasaura skeleton and search for a real fossil to keep. Kids can bring their favorite fossil from home to ask “Mr. Fossil” what he knows about the specimen, and live reptiles from the Philadelphia Zoo will be on view to compare similarities and differences to dinosaurs.

In addition, visitors encounter “modern dinosaurs” by meeting live chicks and learning about the relationship between dinosaurs and modern birds. Families can piece together puzzles of life-sized dinosaur heads. Other special activities available only on these two days are free Dino Photos in front of a prehistoric backdrop, dinosaur movies on view all day, and a sticker and crayon rubbing craft to take home.

MORE INFO: Visit www.delmnh.org or call (302) 658-9111.

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