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Dinosaurs & Dragons: School Vacation Week

February 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm

A gigantic, magical week of family fun, featuring live performances, gallery games, hands-on art and more. Free with museum admission!

Today’s Highlights

Meet Danny’s Dinosaur, 11 am-1 pm
Meet the star of Syd Hoff’s beloved classic picture book series, Danny and the Dinosaur.

Dinosaurs! with Dinoman, 2 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.

Gallery Activities

The Paleontology Lab, 11 am-3 pm
Why do we find more dinosaur footprints in some areas and more skeletons in others? Why do some footprints have five toes and some have three? Come to the paleontology lab for hands-on activities all about dinosaurs!

All About Dragons, 11 am-3 pm
How are European and Asian dragons different? What’s the difference between a dinosaur and a dragon? How can you tell them apart? Visit one of our friendly educators to explore science and fantasy, and then explore the collections of the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum with a scavenger hunt.

Family Science Adventures, 11 am-2 pm
Explore the Science Museum and find the Roving Scientist. You never know what kind of demonstrations and hands-on activities they have in store for you!

Sponsored by Barnes & Noble Booksellers


February 23, 2018
10:00 am–5:00 pm


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States


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