clock 10 am – 5 pm

Dino Academy

Jul 23

July 23, 10 am – 3 pm

Included with admission

Dig into the past as you fill your Paleontologist Passport to become a Junior Paleontologist! Our campus will be decked out with dino-themed activities and incredible fossils that are sure to make you roar. Join us to explore deep time and the history of life on Earth, with prehistoric specimens as well as encounters with living dinosaurs!

Activities around campus:

  • Fossil and mineral displays from the Duke Lemur Center, Tar Heel Gem and Mineral Club, NC Fossil Club, and the Paleo Collections Lab at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Prehistoric Painting with local wildlife artist Stacy Lewis
  • Walk with the Dinos – see how your footprint and stride compare with a dinosaur’s!
  • Pop up animal and bug programs throughout the day
  • Prehistoric Plant scavenger hunt + discover the history behind our Dinosaur Trail’s landscaping