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January 24, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Thank you to our sponsor: Bassett Furniture Industries!


Dinosaur specimens and activities at the festival will include:

  • 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!

*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  We look forward to seeing you at Dino Day!