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July 21, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

**This event also takes place Saturday, July 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Dates and Times:  Friday, July 21 from 3 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
2-Day Admission:  $10/adult, $8/ages 3-18, FREE for children under 3 and museum members

It's a 2-day dinosaur extravaganza, featuring a plethora of dinosaur fossils, life-size cast skeletons, games, crafts and activities! For the first time ever on public display, fossil evidence that T. rex and Triceratops engaged in battle! Life-size, cast skeletons of some of the most iconic dinosaurs to roam the earth will dawn the halls of the museum, including exhibits never displayed at the museum before, such as Stegosaurus and Triceratops.

Dinosaur Displays
Stegosaurus: full skeleton cast
Triceratops: full skeleton cast
Acrocanthosaurus: full skeleton cast
Deinonychus: full skeleton cast
Appalachiosaurus: skull
Tyrannosaurus rex: skull
Diplodocus: skull
Dunkleosteus: skull (extinct carnivorous fish during time of dinosaurs)

Dinosaur Fossils
Fossils from the VMNH collections of a large variety of different dinosaurs
Triceratops fossil with bite marks from Tyrannosaurus rex (world’s only fossil evidence of T. rex attacking a Triceratops - first time ever on public display at any location)

Games, Crafts and Activities
Dino Dig Pit
Dino Tattoos
Ballon Animals
Dino Parade with Cera, the museum’s costume mascot Triceratops

Special Presenters
Appalachian State University
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
East Tennessee State University

Stop by the PALEO Cafe during the Dino Festival for delicious foods and snacks
Breakfast biscuits
Hot dogs
Burgers
Sandwiches
Wraps
Popcorn
Snacks
Kids’ meals - pb&j sandwiches, dino (chicken) nuggets
Ice cream

  Bassett The Helen S. & Charles G. Patterson, Jr. Charitable Foundation Trust  
U.S. Cellular Virginia is for Lovers Blue Ridge Bank MHC Tourism

 


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