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It's a Dino-mite Summer

PHILADELPHIA, 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.


  • 2:30 at the T. rex. Every Monday, 2:30 p.m.  Meet a live dinosaur relative at the T. rex and learn how dinosaurs still live among us.


  • Reptile Cart. Every Tuesday and Sunday, all day.

    Meet the Academy’s live snakes, turtles, and lizards and use cutting-edge technology to explore their miniature world.


  • 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.

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