Today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM


Dino Academy: A Day of Dinosaur Discovery

08/24/2019, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Included with Admission map


Dig into the past as you spend the day becoming a paleontologist! Our campus will be decked out with dino-themed activities and incredible fossils that are sure to make you roar!

Joining us for Dino Academy: NC Fossil Club, Tar Heel Gem and Mineral Club, N.C. State Origami Club, Duke Lemur Center, UNC Paleobiology Group, Nat Sci Paleo Research Lab

Activities around campus: 

Prehistoric Painting – includes 2 activities: 1) painting dinosaur “eggs” and 2) painting with feathers (because dinosaurs had feathers) on a giant canvas sheet for a collaborative activity that we can showcase for future years to come!

Fossil Record Jenga – stack blocks that coincide with the periods of geologic time.

Dinosaur Footprint – comparing two life-sized dinosaur footprints and their strides.

Albertosaurus Photo Backdrop – for people to take pictures to remember the event!

Live Animals and Bugs programs – educators will be presenting various animals and bugs that lived during the time of the dinosaurs or are related to dinosaurs. 

Dinosaur Picture Books – in quiet areas for those that need it. 


Members receive UNLIMITED admission all year long!