Dinosaur Discovery Day at the County Museum

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By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Discover dinosaurs at the San Bernardino County Museum on Saturday, October 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This activity-packed day is designed to immerse visitors of all ages in all things dinosaur. Activities are included with paid museum admission.

Children can paint fossil replicas, make dinosaur masks, learn to walk like a dinosaur, and even organize cockroach races. Rest up with dinosaur story time before heading off to more dinosaur fun, including face painting and balloon animals. The museum’s education division will offer hands-on learning and cart conversations in the Hall of Geological Wonders in conjunction with the new exhibit, “Fossils Underfoot.”

Three dinosaur experts will give talks during the day. At 11:00 a.m. Dr. Mathew J. Wedel, assistant professor of anatomy at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, will discuss “How to Measure a Dinosaur.” Dr. Andrew A. Farke, Augustyn Family Curator of Paleontology for the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology in Claremont, will talk about “Growing Up Parasaurolophus” at 1:00 p.m. “Why Dinosaurs Matter” is the topic of Brian Switek at 3:00 p.m. Switek is a paleontology science writer and blogger from Salt Lake City, Utah.

Dinosaurs Rock will do three special presentations in the museum’s amphitheater at 10:00 a.m., noon, and 2:00 p.m. These kid-friendly audience-participation shows include many dinosaur replica fossils and bones.

Lunches can be purchased to enjoy in the museum courtyard along with free snacks of popcorn and cotton candy.

The San Bernardino County Museum is at 2024 Orange Tree Lane, at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 am to 5pm. General admission is $10 (adult), $8 (military or senior), $7 (student), and $5 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. If assistive listening devices or other auxiliary aids are needed in order to participate in museum exhibits or programs, requests should be made through Museum Visitor Services at least three business days prior to your visit. Visitor Services’ telephone number is 909-307-2669.

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