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Stomp, Chomp and Roar: Dinosaur Week

April 16 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm

Get ready for some dino-mite fun in the galleries. Free with museum admission!

WGBY members get free museum admission with proof of membership April 15-19.

Today’s Highlights

Visit Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas, 10 am-5 pm
This special exhibition explores how technology has advanced the field of paleontology through lifelike models and computer simulations.

Meet Buddy the Dinosaur, 11 am-2 pm
Meet the star of PBS Kids’ Dinosaur Train! Buddy’s appearance is made possible by a partnership with WGBY.

Living Dinosaurs, Noon-1 pm
Birds are dinosaurs’ closest living relatives! Their origins are in a group of theropods that emerged during the Mesozoic Era. Learn more about the birds that inhabit Forest Park Zoo and get up close during these animal encounters.

Ongoing Activities

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!

Dinosaur Tracks, 11 am-3 pm
Dig to find a dinosaur skeleton in the pits in Astronomy Hall, then visit Habitat Hall to learn more about why New England is home to so many dinosaur footprints, versus the dinosaur skeletons of the Western US. Classify types of dinosaurs and make your very own footprint fossil to take home.

Paleontology Lab, 11 am-3 pm
How long was a Cryolophosaurus? How about Mapusaurus or a Compsognathus? Choose a dinosaur and roll out our extra-long tape to find out how long the dinosaurs really were. Assemble a model dinosaur skeleton, examine dinosaur claws, and more.

Art Discovery Center, Noon-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: Watercolor a T-Rex.

Dinosaurs Love Dancing, 1-3 pm
Join the dinosaur-themed family dance party every afternoon with DJ Marty Fullwood. Dance your heart out to classic songs through music of today.


April 16
10:00 am–5:00 pm


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States


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