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

Make tracks to the Virginia Museum of Natural History on Saturday, January 23, 2016 for a festival of Jurassic proportions!  Dinosaur skeletons and fossils, as well as dino-themed games, crafts and presentations will make this an event not to be missed for the dino-lover in your family!


  • We are partnering with Cold Blooded Encounters to provide visitors with a truly unique experience - get up close and personal with a live emu, highlighting the relationship between modern birds and dinosaurs. You can also meet the giant tortoise and crocodile!
  • Full-skeleton casts of Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops!
  • Skull casts of Apatosaurus, Dunkleosteus, Appalachiosaurus and more!
  • Fascinating presentations by Dr. Alex Hastings, VMNH Assistant Curator of Paleontology


  • Full-skeleton casts of Acrocanthosaurus, Allosaurus, Tenontosaurus, Deinonychus, with skull casts of Tyrannosaurus rex and more!
  • Real dinosaur fossils from the museum collections
  • Games and crafts all day long
  • Dino dig pit
  • Get your picture taken with "Cera" the Triceratops!


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!

Special thanks to our Dino Day sponsors:

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