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Dino Day Festival

Event: Dino Day
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Venue: Virginia Museum of Natural History
Address: 21 Starling Avenue, Martinsville, VA 24112
Price:  Only $5/adult and $3/children and youth ages 3-18.  FREE for museum members and children under 3!

Dinosaur specimens and activities at the festival will include:
  • NEW SPECIMENS ON DISPLAY THIS YEAR -Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops!
  • Face-painiting, dino-tattoos, and balloon animals!
  • Fascinating presentations by Dr. Sterling Nesbitt of Virginia Tech
  • Full-size dinosaur casts, including Allosaurus, Acrocanthasaurus, Tenontosaurus, Deinonychus!
  • Real dinosaur fossils from the museum collections!
  • Model replicas of some of the most well-known and feared dinosaurs of their time, such as Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops!
  • Animatronic dinosaurs, including T-Rex and "Cera" the Triceratops!
  • Games and crafts all day long!
  • Dino dig pit!
  • Costumed dino characters - Get your picture taken with "Cera" the Triceratops!
  • Dinos on Parade!

*In addition to the festival, admission allows all visitors to view the museum's exhibits in their entirety.

Be sure to complete your visit with a stop in the VMNH Museum Store and PALEO Cafe for unique gifts, delicious lunches and snacks, and more.  For more information, please email information@vmnh.virginia.gov.  We look forward to seeing you at Dino Day!