Saturday, July 13

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Walk with dinosaurs for a day as we kick off a new tradition - Dino Fest!

We’re celebrating a new face, Dr. Alex Hastings, our Fitzpatrick Chair of Paleontology! Dr. Hastings will be fresh from the field and eager to share his new discoveries with you.

All dino festivities are included with museum admission.


At Dino Fest, you can:

• Take a peek inside the Paleontology Lab
• Check out our newly refreshed Dinosaurs & Fossils Gallery
• See and touch actual dinosaur bones
• Hear local paleontology experts present their work, including colleagues from Macalester College and The University of Minnesota, as well as our own Dr. Hastings
• Learn how Dr. Hastings combines his two passions: comic books and dinosaurs!
• Grab a photo with the newest member of the Science Live Theatre team, a juvenile T. rex with lots to teach you about what life was like during the Cretaceous period!
• See some modern-day dinosaurs in the form of birds from SeaQuest and the Lee & Rose Warner Nature Center and learn all about what they have in common with our favorite dinosaurs
• Enjoy dino-themed make and take activities
• and much more!

Museum Members

You’ll have a spot in the museum all to yourselves with activities, dinosaur tattoos, and a maze. (Curious about membership? Learn more about the perks now!)

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