Celebrate Dinosaurs and Their Closest Living Relatives at Dinosaur Days Nov. 28–30 at the Academy of Natural Sciences

Courtesy of the Academy of Natural Sciences

 

PHILADELPHIA (November 6, 2014) — Celebrate dinosaurs and their closest living relatives—birds—with a holiday weekend of family fun at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Talk turkey with Academy experts, touch real fossils, play dinosaur detective, and more. Dinosaur Days are on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 28, 29 and 30, and are free with museum admission.

Fun games and crafts are guaranteed to enlighten everyone from the wisest to the youngest dinosaur experts in the family. For a full schedule of events, visit the Dinosaur Days event at ansp.org. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Academy Animal Ambassadors, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Meet some of the Academy’s live animals and find out what you can do to help protect them during this live animal show.
  • Dinosaur Detectives, 1 p.m. Do you know what makes a dinosaur a dinosaur? Can you tell a fossil from a fake? Put your skills to the test during this interactive stage show and meet a live animal that has some things in common with the extinct stars of the show.
  • Story time, 2 p.m. Visit Outside In for an interactive dinosaur story featuring a live animal.

A hot chocolate bar featuring different kinds of hot cocoa and delicious toppings will be presented for purchase by 12th Street Catering from noon to 2 p.m. each day, as a special part of Dinosaur Days. Just in time for the cold weather, the warm beverage bar coincides with the current exhibit Chocolate: The Exhibition.

 

Chocolate: The Exhibition, presented by Mars Chocolate North America, features the intriguing story of this “food of the gods” from its origin as a rain forest plant to America’s favorite sweet. There is a $5 fee to enter Chocolate.

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