Dinosaur Days at The Academy of Natural Sciences Happening this Thanksgiving Weekend
Instead of heading out to the shopping malls after Thanksgiving, why not pack up the kids and head down to The Academy of Natural Sciences instead? November 26 – 28 are “Dinosaur Days” at the Academy. From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each of those days, families can experience fun activities featuring dinosaurs and their closest living relatives, birds.
Some of the activities available include:
- Fossil preparation demonstrations in the Paleo Lab
- Dinosaur and bird shows each day in the auditorium
- Make your own fossil discoveries through games and hands-on activities
- Prehistoric crafts and face painting
There are also three special events scheduled:
- Friday, November 26, 1 pm
- â€œLimping, Sprinting, Hopping, Climbing or Walking with Dinosaursâ€
- Paleontologist Dr. Philip Manning, from the University of Manchester, will show how dinosaurs got from here to there.
- Saturday, November 27, 1 pm
- â€œThe Greatest Dinosaur Show on Earth â€“ Guess Where?â€
- Dr. Peter Dodson, a paleontologist from the University of Pennsylvania, will take a look at breathtaking dinosaur discoveries from China.
- Sunday, November 28, 1 pm
- â€œBuilding a Dinosaur from Scratchâ€
- Jason Poole, paleo artist and manager of the Academy’s Fossil Prep Lab, demonstrates the transformation of a fossil to a fully fleshed-out dinosaur.
The Academy of Natural Sciences is located at 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Call 215-299-1000 or visit ansp.org for more information.