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Stomp, Chomp and Roar: Dinosaur Week

April 18 @ 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.

Fossil Identification with the Rock, Fossil & Dinosaur Shop, 11 am-2 pm
Millions of years ago dinosaurs roamed our area! Learn about our prehistoric world through hands-on fossil identification activities, perfect for any budding paleontologists!

Jurassic Roadshow, 11 am-3 pm
Discover the the science, history, and art of the Connecticut River Valley’s dinosaur footprints and trace impressions. Some of the first dinosaur remains in the United States were found in New England in the 19th century, mostly in the form of footprints.

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.

Details

Date:
April 18
Time:
10:00 am–5:00 pm

Venue

Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States

Organizer

Name:
Family Programs
Phone:
413-314-6489
Email: