It's a 2-day dinosaur extravaganza ...

It's a 2-day dinosaur extravaganza ...

It's a 2-day dinosaur extravaganza, featuring life size-cast skeletons of some of the most iconic dinosaurs of the Mesozoic Era, a huge variety of dinosaur fossils, presentations by renowned paleontologists, and dino-themed activities, crafts and concessions! Don't miss Dino Festival on Friday, July 21 from 3 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville!

Brand new, life-size cast skeletons will be unveiled, including Stegosaurus and Triceratops! Witness the world-debut of the only fossil evidence that T. rex and Triceratops engaged in battle! Unleash your inner paleontologist and dig for replica fossils in a dino dig pit! Costumed dinosaurs, dino virtual reality, crafts, face painting, henna, crafts, and much more await you!

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$10 per adult
$8 for ages 3-18 and seniors ages 60+
FREE for museum members and members of ASTC participating museums

This event is made possible due to the generous support of Bassett Furniture Industries, Blue Ridge Bank, Martinsville-Henry County Tourism Division, The Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson, Jr. Charitable Foundation Trust, Virginia Tourism Corporation, and U.S. Cellular.

Virginia Museum of Natural History
21 Starling Avenue
Martinsville, VA 24112

*Please note that special presentations by expert paleontologists in the museum's lecture hall will be held on Saturday only.

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Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday - Monday: Closed


$10 for ages 18-59
$5 for ages 3-17, seniors 60+, and college students
FREE for children under 3, museum members, and members of ASTC participating institutions

My 4 year old son loves going to the museum. The exhibits are educational, interactive and kid-friendly.

Beth Deathrage

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