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July Dino Takeover Weekend

July 29 & 30

FREE with Admission
Budding paleontologists can get up close and personal with dinosaurs. Imagination Station will be overrun with dinosaur activities, with events taking place throughout the science center. Join the science center and their partners and explore prehistoric history in a whole new way. 

Dig and Discover

In addition to the exciting activities by our partners, visitors can uncover real fossils from local shale with our giant shale pits. Chip, chisel and brush away rock sediment to find your very own take-home fossils.

In the Tinkering Space

Dino Crank Puppets will be offered in IDEA Lab’s Tinkering Space, and a variety of hands-on activities, including fossil identification and food chain fun, will be take place throughout the day.

Meet our dinosaur mascot, Chance the Raptor

Chance the Raptor

Don't miss our dinosaur mascot! He will be roaming throughout the event to meet and take photos with guests.







Discover even more with Dinosaurs Around the World

This event celebrates the opening of Imagination Station’s latest temporary exhibition, Dinosaurs Around the World. This one-of-a-kind exhibit features life-sized animatronic dinosaurs from all seven continents of the world, and takes visitors through the age of Dinosaurs, from the fierce plains of Africa to the tropical beaches of Antarctica. Tickets to tour the exhibit are available online or at Visitors Service. You won’t want to miss out on this exciting day of dino fun.

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July Dino Activity

  • Dates: 25 – 30 Jul, 2017