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January 23, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

We're in the initial stages of planning the 2016 Dino Day Festival!  Check out what we offered at this past year's festival!

  • Don't miss skeleton casts of Herrerosaurus, Velociraptor, Protoceratops, Bambiraptor and more!
  • 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!

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  We look forward to seeing you at Dino Day!