Explore the special exhibit Dinosaur Train and enjoy dino-mite art and science activities in the museum galleries. Activities are free with museum admission, unless noted.
Live Animal Encounter, 11 am & 1:30 pm
What are the differences between modern reptiles and dinosaurs? Get up close wild animals that call the Springfield Science Museum home. Animals may include a ball python, milk snake, bearded dragons, and turtles. (30 minute presentations)
Meet Buddy the Dinosaur, 11 am-2 pm
Get a hug and snap a selfie with the star of PBS Kids’ Dinosaur Train! Buddy’s appearance is made possible by a partnership with WGBY.
Dinoman Presents “Dinosaurs!”, 1 pm
Dinosaur tracks lead right to the museum! Have no fear, Dinoman is here! With magic, merry mayhem, and magnificent props, the audience is taken on a trip throughout the mesozoic era. How do we know dinosaurs were here? What is a fossil? How are they made? This program is fun and informative for all ages.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Excavation, through 3 pm (Free with purchase in the Blake House Café)
Paleontologists use picks and brushes to free fossils from the rocks and dirt around them. Use a toothpick to see how many chocolate chips you can remove intact from a single chocolate chip cookie!
Dinosaur Trading Cards, 11 am-3 pm
Collect exclusive Springfield Museums’ dinosaur trading cards across our campus. Stop in at hands-on stations and other locations to complete your collection, and maybe even find the chase card!
Fossil Identification, 11 am-3 pm
Thousands of years ago dinosaurs roamed our area! Learn our prehistoric world by discovering which objects are fossils or not. Perfect for any budding paleontologists!
Art Discovery Center, 12-4 pm
Trace Chinese characters, try on costumes, play gallery games, peek under lift-up panels on the Wall of Symbols to discover the meaning behind Asian motifs, put on a puppet show, and make an art project. Today: Pasta Dinosaur Skeleton.