We had a great turnout for Dinosaur night! Over 60 people showed up to dig, listen, and learn all about our prehistoric past. For those that couldn’t get enough, Allen Marquette wowed them with his real dinosaur artifacts as well as regaled them about his trip to Eastern Montana where he unearthed a Triceratops.
During our family program youth were entertained by story time and got hands on with exploratory learning stations.
At one station, kids could examine and trace lifelike replicas of the claws and teeth of various dinosaurs — generously shared with us by Allen Marquette.
The kids were invited to take their tracings to another table to color or add to their drawings.
At another station, kids interacted with lifesize footprints of the triceratops, t-rex and allosaurus dinosaurs and experimented with how many human handprint and footprints would fit inside.
The biggest hit by far was our excavation station — children were invited to dig for triceratops and t-rex bones (made out of salt dough and shaped to resemble the real thing), using paintbrushes and spoons and then compare what they found to skeletal diagrams posted on the wall.
Thanks to everyone for making this a successful event!!