Discover your inner Dino Detective

Is your kid just itching to join Chris Pratt’s character Owen Grady in training dinosaurs like in Jurassic World? Are Triceratops and T. Rexes always on their mind? Well come on down and become a real dino detective in the Dinosaur Scavenger Hunt here at the Children’s Museum!

Our outdoor Dino Walk allows kids to walk in the footprints of giants, and see the hatching of baby dinosaurs. Inside kids will find our Allosaurus and Parasaurolophus and just around the corner they can dig for fossils themselves! The Paleolithic fun isn’t over because in our Nature Walk kids can touch a real life Triceratops shoulder bone that’s millions of years old! Our Dinosaur Scavenger hunt will lead your young ones on their way to find each of these treasures and they can even don a pith helmet to really get in the mood! Just ask at the front desk to become part of the adventure!

In the meantime, try out this fun and easy activity to teach kids a little bit about how fossils are formed as they make their own!

All you need is some easy to make Salt Dough.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of salt
  • 1 and a half cups of water
  • Bowl
  • Rolling pin

Mix all the above ingredients, adding water if needed to make it less dry. Roll the dough into flat slabs. From here let your child’s creativity go to work! They can take their dinosaur toys and impress them into the clay to make fossils. Have them try just the dinosaur’s foot or even their own foot! Then bake in the oven for one hour to harden. They can even paint the fossils with paint once they are cool if they wish.

Have fun exploring the world of fossils and dinosaurs and we hope to see you at the Children’s museum real soon!

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