Are you looking for a great Summer activity to do with your kids this weekend? Head to the Charlotte Nature Museum on Saturday, July 21st from 10am – 1pm for their “Diggin’ on Dinos” Event!
From feathers and claws to fins and jaws, dinosaurs are one of the most diverse species to ever roam the planet. Unearth a whole new appreciation for these perplexing paleo pals at Charlotte Nature Museum’s July Creature Feature, Diggin’ on Dinos.
Little paleontologists can embark on giant adventures, including aFossil Find Dig and uncover ‘sand fossils’, and explore theMuseum’s own fossil collection. Visiting exhibitors will offer a chance to get claws-on with an array of fossil artifacts and replicas including eggs, claws, teeth, bonesand more. Don’t miss the dinosaur models and even the opportunity to hold dino dung. And it may make you giggle, dbut inosaur scat is important to paleontologists just like backyard animal scat isimportant, because it teaches us about animal life.
Don’t miss Snappy, our resident American alligator [Alligator mississipiensis] and Texas Pete, our Texas tortoise [Gopherus berlandieri] who will be on hand to greet visitors. Learn how dinosaurs were similar and different to modern-day animals including those you may spy in your own backyard.
Before becoming extinct from exhaustion, roar into Story Time with tales including“If Dinosaurs Came Back” by Bernard Most, “Bones, Bones,Dinosaur Bones” by Bryon Barton, “Dazzle the Dinosaur” byMarcus Pfister and “Dinosaur’s Day” by Ruth Thomson. Trek in for the Puppet Show “Carolina Morning” and dig up your inner artist by making fossil casts and a dinosaur fossil craft with household items.Trails’ End Store will be selling cool items including a T-Rex plastic puppet chomper head and a dinosaur 3D book and water game.
Creature Features, supported by The Guild of Discovery Place, Inc., are monthly special events and include crafts, Puppet Shows and storytelling. Creature Featureactivities are free with Museum admission. Admission: $6 ages two and older, younger-than-two and Members are free. Parking is free.
Charlotte Nature Museum is located at 1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte. Hours are: Tuesday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00p.m.; Sunday noon – 5:00 p.m.; and closed on Monday.
Charlotte Nature Museum offers visitors the chance to get close to wildlife and walk among free-flying butterflies in Butterfly Pavilion, observe live animals in Creature Cavern, buzz by Insect Alley or just hang out in Our Big Backyard. Visitors can learn together during workshops, summer camps and more. Daily programmingincluding hands-on activities provide the opportunity for structured learning and informal play for kids of all ages. Charlotte Nature Museum is operated by Discovery Place, Inc.Pin It