Things You Don't Want to Miss

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Apatosaurus Femur
This is a life-size replica of a leg bone that helped carry one of the largest land animals ever to walk the earth. Weighing up to 25 tons, this plant-eating, long-necked dinosaur lived 150 million years ago in the western United States and reached a length of 69 feet!
Stegosaurus Plate
This replica allows visitors to feel all of the bumps and grooves on a Stegosaurus' plate. The plate belonged to a 30 foot, 2 ton animal that lived about 150 million years ago. There is some debate about the primary function of Stegosaurus' plates, but they were most likely an early form of climate control, allowing the large plant eater to regulate temperature. Undoubtedly they also provided some defense and may have attracted potential mates.

Dinosaur Dig
With goggles in place and brush in hand, children are transformed into junior paleontologists, as they excavate replicas of dinosaur skeletons at this simulated excavation site. Nearby signs help visitors identify the bones they uncover.
Dino Den
A cozy spot to play with dinosaur puppets and figures, read picture books, and piece together puzzles.

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