The museum hosted an open house for its members ...

The museum hosted an open house for its members ...

The museum hosted an open house for its members, donors and corporate supporters on Friday, November 4 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participants were able to talk with museum curators, as they showed off their labs and collections areas, while discussing the type of work they do on a daily basis.

Other highlights included being able to tour the museum's distance learning studio, where participants were able to have their photo taken in front of a green screen, with an image of Titanaboa, as well as a sneak-peak of the collections area where the museum's full-size skeleton of Stegosaurus is being worked on in preparation for its Dino Day festival unveiling July 21-22, 2017!

Of course, the museum's education center was also on the tour, where children could take part in a variety of activities, as well as everyone could handle some of the resident live animals, including a ball python!

Story time, a screening of "Walking with Dinosaurs" (complete with popcorn), and the opportunity to take a guided tour of the museum's utility rooms and areas rounded out the event.

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