Dino Egg Hunt

Dino Egg Hunt

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2023 Event Dates:

Tuesday, April 4 – Sunday, April 9

Ticket Price

Tickets are $7 per person. 1 ticket = 1 “Dino prize”
Tickets are $7 per person. All guests above the age of 3 are required to purchase a ticket, including adults accompanying their children.

Pre-registration and Museum admission are also required. Members receive free admission as part of their benefits. Guests who are not members must pay the additional cost of admission upon arrival.

Any remaining tickets will be available at the door. Children 2 and under are free with a paying adult.

Tickets on sale:
All Member Pre-sale: Tuesday, February 28
General Public: Thursday, March 2

What to Expect

Bring your junior paleontologist on an excavation adventure as they hunt for colorful dinosaur eggs in exchange for a special “Dino-prize” and explore the  Museum’s Dinosaur Trail


Activities include:

  • Excavate fossils just like a paleontologist in the field
  • Have a ROARING good time putting together giant dinosaur skeleton puzzles
  • Take prehistoric selfies with our resident Maiasaura
  • Hunt for dinosaur eggs, and more!

Additional Information:

  • Advanced tickets and Museum entry are required to attend this event.
  • Children 2 and under are free with a paying adult.
  • For accessibility questions, please contact reservations@lifeandscience.org
  • Museum admission is not included in your ticket. Upon arrival, please be prepared to purchase Museum admission (or have your membership card checked).
  • Please allow yourself adequate time for parking, check-in, and making your way to the Dino Egg Hunt area.

For more information on health and safety changes at the Museum, please visit.

Ticket Policy FAQ

What does my ticket include?
Your ticket includes entry to our Dino Egg Hunt to hunt for eggs to exchange for a special “Dino-prize” and enjoy the additional activities. Guests collected eggs are turned in and exchanged for a special “Dino-Prize”. Museum admission is also required for all guests. Museum admission is included for Museum members only as part of their Member benefits. Guests who are not members must pay the additional cost of admission upon arrival.

Museum Admission Prices:
Museum Members – Free
General Public – $23
Seniors (Ages 65+) – $21
Children (Ages 3-12) – $18
Children (Ages 2 and under) – Free
U.S. Military (with ID) – $21

Are tickets transferable?
Yes, all tickets are transferable, and we encourage participants to give their tickets to friends or family if you are unable to attend. Please contact reservations@lifeandscience.org at least 72 hours in advance of your ticket date/time.

Are there any refunds?
Refunds will only be issued if the event is canceled. While this is an outdoor event, most weather conditions, including light rain, do not prevent us from running the event. Our highest priority is the safety and comfort of our guests. If the event is canceled, we will provide notice by 8:30 am via email to the ticket buyer, leave a pre-recorded phone message at (919) 220-5429 ext. 344, and post a message to the main social media pages. The email announcing the cancellation will include all refund details and instructions.

What if the weather is bad or travel is difficult?
Please prepare for weather and traffic conditions. The Museum of Life and Science is not liable for road closures or delays that may make you miss your scheduled entry.

Can I change the date/time of my tickets?
We are happy to assist you in changing your entry date and time. Changes must be made at least 72 hours in advance of your ticket date and time. All exchanges are based on availability and can be made by emailing reservations@lifeandscience.org during regular business hours Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Availability is not guaranteed. There is a $10 processing fee per transaction.