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Dino Play, Now Open at The Mind Museum!

McKenzie loves dinosaurs among other things.

There is probably nothing more fascinating to young children more than dinosaurs. 

Why? Dinosaurs have not walked Earth for 65 million years now. So what’s so fascinating about them? Is it their size or imposing stature? Is it the way they move and eat? And while we’re at it, what makes dinosaurs, dinosaurs?

We went to The Mind Museum more than a year ago and the TRex was the one thing she could not forget. She'd been asking us for months to take her back.

So when I learned about the The Mind Museum's latest traveling exhibition, Dino Play: Explore the Mind-blowing World of Dinosaurs, we scheduled a Sunday visit.

We had an extra ticket, McKenzie decided she would tag along her cousin, Gavin, who knows a lot more about Dinosaurs than I do. 

Dino Play was launched only on June 29 for young dinosaur fans to come and explore the world of dinosaurs. 

A vintage original Sarao Motors jeep will immediately welcome you to the exhibit, lending a local color to the adventure that awaits you and the kids!

A T. rex sculpture also waits for you at the entrance with giant dinosaur eggs that you can wriggle into to take a shot of your first exhibit photo!

The adventure begins by introducing guests as to what dinosaurs actually are, and how they are related to the more familiar, modern reptiles. Then follow the massive dino footprints representing the impressions left when dinosaurs used to roam the earth. Here, you can leave your own footprints and compare them to the dinosaurs’ such as the Tyrannosaurus rex and the Velociraptor. 

Even the outside areas provide interactive learning: you can measure your height and compare this to those of the dinosaurs!

Dino Play is divided into four nests, beginning with Dino Dig. Try your hand at being a paleontologist! Paleontologists, or scientists who study dinosaurs and ancient biology through fossils, regularly go to the field and dust off rocks to look for fossils and what their surroundings imply about the dead creature and its previous life. Here, guests use their Paleontologist Field Kits to reveal fossils hidden in the excavation sites!

Investigating fossils will lead you further into the Dino Lab where you can examine actual fossil remains. Take a look at dinosaur bones, petrified wood, ancient shelled creatures called ammonites, and even dinosaur poop that has since turned to stone. But the fun doesn’t end there!

In the Dino Fun area, you can go hands-on with a variety of activities: you can make your own fossils, play with the Dino Family Tree, and learn about a day in the life of a dinosaur. Then climb the Dino Lookout Tower and spot any rogue dinosaurs that may be hiding in the vicinity! 

Once you've fully immersed yourself in the world of dinosaurs, why not become one yourself in the Dino Den? In this activity area recommended for kids 2-8 years old, they can put on their dinosaur costumes and stomp around in a forest land with their friends and classmates. 

Each nest not only provides you and your family with fun activities, but also with ample information on how dinosaurs lived and are studied. Adult Guides are also provided for parents and teachers; these are manuals that can be found in each nest, highlighting the activities and supplementary information they can use to engage their students and enhance their learning experience.

Dino Play provides an excellent opportunity for kids and kids at heart to learn about some of the most intriguing creatures that have ever lived in our Earth’s history! 

*The Mind Museum’s traveling exhibition Dino Play will be on display in the Museum for a limited run, until September 30, 2016 only. The exhibition aims to travel to cities and provinces around the country as part of The Mind Museum’s mission to bring science closer to the general public. For more information or for interested parties who would want to host this exhibition, please contact:

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The WAHM, Dulce Javier- Ansis

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