Archive for January, 2013


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At BCM, we’ve been prepping and planning for this Sunday’s “Dino Day!” It is going to be a jam-packed day of activities and adventures for your petite paleontologist. Here’s what we’ve been up to:

Imagine prepping your local community garden for springtime planting and coming across the bones of an adolescent Camarasaurus! Help us dig up this life-size dinosaur puzzle and put the pieces together. Join us from 10:30-11:30 in the Community Garden sandbox!

From 11:30-12:30 in the Commons Theater, enjoy a “Storybook Movie Time” showing of the Nick Jr. show Dino Dan! The first six visitors to become a BCM member will go home with their own Dino Dan DVD.

Make your own Mesozoic mini-monster puppet! Introduce your prehistoric pal to one of the baby dinosaurs starring in ERTH’S DINOSAUR ZOO at The New Victory Theater. They’ll be roaming the Beach Area from 12:00-2:30.

Check out some of the most amazing fossils from our collection. We’ve got everything from a woolly mammoth molar to an oreodont skull to real dinosaur footprints! We’ll be making observations at the Touch Tank from 12:00-12:30.

Visit us in the upstairs classroom for “Excavation Station” at 1:30. We’ve been creating special plaster dig sites so students can play paleontologist as they unearth real bones, shells, and other treasures.

Bring your “Petite Paleontologist” to Totally Tots at 2:30. They’ll explore real fossils and create their own clay craft to take home!

End the day with our “Dino Trivia” extravaganza at 4:00 in the Commons Theater! Meet the animals of BCM that have connections to the prehistoric past, use real collection objects to uncover clues, and test your dino expertise!

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