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 Dig Up Tons of Fossil Fun at Paleopalooza

March 2 and 3 at the Academy of Natural Sciences

PHILADELPHIA, February 22, 2019

Examine rare fossils up close, talk with paleontologists, and witness an artist recreate New Jersey’s most famous dinosaur at Paleopalooza, Saturday and Sunday, March 2 and 3, at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

Paleopalooza is the Academy’s annual two-day festival of dinosaurs and other amazing fossils from the Academy’s rich history of exploration, discovery and collections. Here are some highlights taking place both days of Paleopalooza. For more details, visit


  • Get an exclusive look at rarely exhibited fossils and type specimens from the Academy’s collection.


  • Watch paleoartist Christopher DiPiazza bring Hadrosaurus foulkii back to life in Drawn to Dinosaurs. DiPiazza will recreate the famous New Jersey dinosaur in chalk over two action-packed days.


  • See a special presentation by Academy paleontologist Ted Daeschler about his recent expedition to Antarctica in search of Devonian age fossils. 


  • Build a dinosaur farm out of building bricks and make a smilodon tooth necklace to take home.


  • Sit back and enjoy these shows:

“Ancient Animals” at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

“Dinosaurs of the Bighorn Basin Dinosaur Project” Show, 12:30 p.m.

“Storytime with Marty The Mesozoic Moose,” 1:30 p.m.

“Searching for Fossils at the Bottom of the World,” with Ted Daeschler, 2:30 p.m.

Paleopalooza is free with regular museum admission. To purchase discount tickets online, visit