The Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s Dino Day This Weekend

T. rex Makes Debut During Museum’s Dino Day

Cleveland . . . Join The Cleveland Museum of Natural History in welcoming Tyrannosaurus rex to its permanent collection. The Museum will host Dino Day to honor the newest member of its dinosaur family on Saturday Dec. 20 from noon to 4 p.m. The event is free with Museum admission.

The T. rex is a full-size replica of one of the most complete fossil specimens of this dinosaur species in the world. It will face off with the Museum’s Triceratops, the second-largest dinosaur of the Late Cretaceous period, in Kirtland Hall of Prehistoric Life. Attendees can meet the Museum’s killer addition and spend the day doing all things dinosaur.

Ongoing activities will be held from noon to 4 p.m.:

· Create a paleontologist vest craft

· Make a dinosaur doorknob hanger in the Discovery Center

· Complete a Dinosaur Scavenger Hunt/Bingo and receive a dinosaur stencil!

· Bring your camera to take a photo with a dinosaur character

· Hands-on experience with bones and fossils

· Vertebrate Paleontology display of dinosaur fossil casts and Q & A

Other Dino Day Activities:

Meet a Dino Hunter at 1:30 p.m.: Darin Croft, Museum research associate and assistant professor, Department of Anatomy, at Case Western Reserve University
Planetarium shows for $4 at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Live animal shows including “Raptor Show” and “Dinosaur Descendents” at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Build-a-Beast at 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
T. rex balloon figures with Swifty the Clown: 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
T. rex roaring contest at 2 p.m., participants must register in advance

Dino Day is free with museum admission. Admission fees are: $9 adults; $7 ages 7-18, college students with ID and seniors; $6 children 3-6 years of age; free for children 2 and under. For more information, call 216-231-4600 or visit http://www.cmnh.org. The Museum is located at 1 Wade Oval Drive in University Circle.

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