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Dinosaur Lovers: The Mighty T-REX Roams the Newark Museum on May 3

Jurassic Park comes to the Newark Museum when the “Mighty T-Rex” headlines a day of activities at the 7thannual Dinosaur Day on Saturday, May 3 from 10 am to 4:30 pm.

Dinosaur Day engages children through hands-on experiences, games, performances and presentations.  Children will meet and interact with the “Mighty T-Rex,” a 15-foot long mechanical dinosaur provided by Field Station: Dinosaurs that is accompanied by the Dinosaur Troubadour. Other activities include making fossil rubbings, digging for fossils, hunting for GEO treasures, creating dinosaur origami and sluicing for gemstones. There will also be a meet and greet with Dora the Explorer, the Nickelodeon action-adventure hero; a display of life-size dinosaur fossils; an earthquake simulator; a fossil touch table; and a Tsunami Tank. Admission to a Hurricane Simulator with winds up to 80 mph is offered for an additional fee.

Live animal shows include Bill Robinson’s Dinosaurs to Birds and Bill Boesenberg’s Snakes -n- Scales and Turtle Tales.  Dinosaur Day admission fee includes one ticket to any performance. Additional tickets may be purchased. Seating is limited and available on a first-come basis.

The shows Dinosaur ProphecyLittle StarPluto Patrol and Back to the moon will take place in the Dreyfus Planetarium. Times of these performances are available on www.newarkmuseum.org. Admission to the Planetarium is adults, $5; and children under 12, seniors, and college students, $3.

Geologists from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, the New Jersey Paleontological Society and the New Jersey State Museum will also be on hand to share what modern geologists learn about dinosaurs and the history of the Earth.

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Newark will be selling Dinosaur Sandwiches (chicken and pulled pork) for $2, with all proceeds supporting the Museum’s education programs.

Dinosaur Day is presented by the Newark Museum in collaboration with Rutgers University–Newark. It is made possible in part through the generosity of United, Dinosaurs Rock, Star-Ledger/NJ.com and Field Station: Dinosaurs.

Unless otherwise noted, Dinosaur Day activities are free with suggested Museum admission: $12.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors, children and students with valid ID. Additional admission is required for the American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell exhibition.

For more information, visit the Museum’s web site, www.NewarkMuseum.org; or follow on Twitter ww.twitter.com/NewarkMuseum orat www.facebook.com/Newark.Museum atwww.twitter.com/NewarkMuseum orat www.facebook.com/Newark.Museum      .

 

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