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Culminating the “summer of the dinosaur,” the Perot Museum of Nature and Science will celebrate all things dinosaur with its inaugural Dino Fest. Activities will invade all five levels of the Museum, bringing loads of fun from fossil hunts and dissections, to the exploration of meteorites and coprolites (aka dinosaur poop).

Headlining Dino Fest is the debut of the Paleo Lab in the Perot Museum’s T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall on Level 4. The new glass-encased permanent exhibit will give guests real-time views of the dynamic dinosaur research of Museum paleontologists as they process and prepare fossils fresh from the field. Cameras in the lab will project close-up examinations of live fossil preparation while Museum Brainiacs explain and demonstrate the tools and techniques, and how this work connects to the specimens displayed throughout the exhibit hall. Guests just might witness the unearthing of a new prehistoric species.

Stealing the show in the Museum Lobby will be an immersive augmented reality experience that puts guests up-close with dinosaurs such as Diplodocus, Velociraptor and T. rex. Visitors will see themselves side by side with life-sized, realistic 3D animated dinosaurs on an interactive screen.

Other highlights of Dino Fest will include hands-on fossil digs, live music and a beer garden on the plaza, live bird (aka modern-day dinosaur) interactions, T. rex sports challenges, face painting, trivia games, paleo demos and lectures, dino encounters and much more. Younger guests can become junior paleontologists as they learn all about Arctic dinosaurs, plus all ages can engage with paleontologists Dr. Fiorillo and Dr. Tykoski.

Guests will also have an opportunity to share some dino love with a foster child through a community CASAsaurus sculpture. For a $5 materials fee, participants will receive a pair of toy dinosaurs and fun facts about that species. After filling out a gift tag for a foster child, guests will add one dinosaur to the sculpture and have one to keep as a souvenir. All dinosaurs donated to the sculpture will be distributed to foster children through CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates).

Culminating the “summer of the dinosaur,” the Perot Museum of Nature and Science will celebrate all things dinosaur with its inaugural Dino Fest. Activities will invade all five levels of the Museum, bringing loads of fun from fossil hunts and dissections, to the exploration of meteorites and coprolites (aka dinosaur poop).

Headlining Dino Fest is the debut of the Paleo Lab in the Perot Museum’s T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall on Level 4. The new glass-encased permanent exhibit will give guests real-time views of the dynamic dinosaur research of Museum paleontologists as they process and prepare fossils fresh from the field. Cameras in the lab will project close-up examinations of live fossil preparation while Museum Brainiacs explain and demonstrate the tools and techniques, and how this work connects to the specimens displayed throughout the exhibit hall. Guests just might witness the unearthing of a new prehistoric species.

Stealing the show in the Museum Lobby will be an immersive augmented reality experience that puts guests up-close with dinosaurs such as Diplodocus, Velociraptor and T. rex. Visitors will see themselves side by side with life-sized, realistic 3D animated dinosaurs on an interactive screen.

Other highlights of Dino Fest will include hands-on fossil digs, live music and a beer garden on the plaza, live bird (aka modern-day dinosaur) interactions, T. rex sports challenges, face painting, trivia games, paleo demos and lectures, dino encounters and much more. Younger guests can become junior paleontologists as they learn all about Arctic dinosaurs, plus all ages can engage with paleontologists Dr. Fiorillo and Dr. Tykoski.

Guests will also have an opportunity to share some dino love with a foster child through a community CASAsaurus sculpture. For a $5 materials fee, participants will receive a pair of toy dinosaurs and fun facts about that species. After filling out a gift tag for a foster child, guests will add one dinosaur to the sculpture and have one to keep as a souvenir. All dinosaurs donated to the sculpture will be distributed to foster children through CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates).

Culminating the “summer of the dinosaur,” the Perot Museum of Nature and Science will celebrate all things dinosaur with its inaugural Dino Fest. Activities will invade all five levels of the Museum, bringing loads of fun from fossil hunts and dissections, to the exploration of meteorites and coprolites (aka dinosaur poop).

Headlining Dino Fest is the debut of the Paleo Lab in the Perot Museum’s T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall on Level 4. The new glass-encased permanent exhibit will give guests real-time views of the dynamic dinosaur research of Museum paleontologists as they process and prepare fossils fresh from the field. Cameras in the lab will project close-up examinations of live fossil preparation while Museum Brainiacs explain and demonstrate the tools and techniques, and how this work connects to the specimens displayed throughout the exhibit hall. Guests just might witness the unearthing of a new prehistoric species.

Stealing the show in the Museum Lobby will be an immersive augmented reality experience that puts guests up-close with dinosaurs such as Diplodocus, Velociraptor and T. rex. Visitors will see themselves side by side with life-sized, realistic 3D animated dinosaurs on an interactive screen.

Other highlights of Dino Fest will include hands-on fossil digs, live music and a beer garden on the plaza, live bird (aka modern-day dinosaur) interactions, T. rex sports challenges, face painting, trivia games, paleo demos and lectures, dino encounters and much more. Younger guests can become junior paleontologists as they learn all about Arctic dinosaurs, plus all ages can engage with paleontologists Dr. Fiorillo and Dr. Tykoski.

Guests will also have an opportunity to share some dino love with a foster child through a community CASAsaurus sculpture. For a $5 materials fee, participants will receive a pair of toy dinosaurs and fun facts about that species. After filling out a gift tag for a foster child, guests will add one dinosaur to the sculpture and have one to keep as a souvenir. All dinosaurs donated to the sculpture will be distributed to foster children through CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates).

WHEN

WHERE

Perot Museum of Nature and Science
2201 N. Field St.
Dallas, TX 75202
https://www.perotmuseum.org/programs-and-events/special-events/dino-fest.html

TICKET INFO

$14-$20; Free for members and children 2 and under.
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