It's a Dino-mite Summer
June 7, 2016
Explore the world of dinosaurs and have a Dino-mite Summer blast at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Starting Tuesday, July 5, Philadelphia’s dinosaur museum will present new, free-with-admission daily activities and a chance to come face-to-face with roaring, moving, life-size animatronic dinosaurs in Dinosaurs Unearthed.
Visitors will meet live dinosaur relatives (birds and reptiles); get the behind-the-scenes scoop during a tour of Dinosaur Hall; join fellow LEGO-lovers in building dino-inspired creations; share a belly laugh with Marty the Moose during story-telling time, and more.
With an admission to the Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibit, visitors can even make a jacket for a fossil to take home. Dino-mite Summer programming runs from July 5 through Sept. 2. Dinosaurs Unearthed, an engaging exhibit featuring moving, roaring, full-bodied animatronic dinosaurs, continues through Jan. 17.
Here’s what’s in store for Dino-mite Summer:
- Dinosaur Hall Tours. Every Friday, 2 p.m. and every Saturday, noon, 2 and 4 p.m. Get the fascinating stories behind the towering dinosaurs on these informative tours.
- Dinosaur Brick Club. Every Saturday, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. “LEGO my Dino” and build dino-inspired creations.
- Science Now: Paleo Edition. Every Wednesday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Talk with the staff and get the scoop on the latest dinosaur discoveries.
- Thursdays with Marty. Every Thursday, 1 p.m. Join Marty the Moose, with his terrible jokes and goofy sense of humor, to hear a dinosaur story and meet a live animal.
- Dinosaur Make and Takes. Every Sunday, 1–5 p.m.
Make a jacket for a fossil or create a miniature paleo-dig site to take home. Free with admission to Dinosaurs Unearthed.