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Dinosaur Day


Thursday, June 1, 2023
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Dinosaur Day

10 am – 5 pm
Free with paid admission
Dinosaur Day

Celebrate Dinosaur Day at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. Visit our lifesize Mama T. Rex and her son, Max!  Dig like a paleontologist in our Dino Dig exhibit!  Learn about fossils!

Here’s the schedule so far: 

  • Dinosaur Games, (Party on 1)
  • Dino-mite Art (First Floor Art Studio)
  • Paleontology Fossil Demonstration and Playtime, 1-4 pm (Dino Dig Pits)
  • Prehistoric Playdates, 10 am to noon (2nd Floor)
  • Once Upon a Playtime Dino-tales, 1-4 pm (By Mama and Max)
  • Dino Yoga, 1 pm and 3 pm (Outdoor Prairie)
  • Dino Dance Party, 4-4:30 pm (Outdoor Prairie)

Stay for lunch, too! Café Coteau will be serving: 

  • Jurassic Pork Sandwich featuring slow-cooked BBQ pulled pork topped with mac-n-cheese, and served on a potato bun
  • Dinosaur Sugar Cookies

It will be a great day to celebrate all sorts of fun fossil and dinosaur facts such as:

  • The famous Sue the t. rex was unearthed in western South Dakota near the town of Faith.
  • A triceratops called Shady was unearthed in 2019 in the Badlands of South Dakota by a group of college students!
  • Modern birds are a kind of dinosaur! Check out the “feathers” on our very own baby T. rex Max on our outdoor prairie.
  • We will even have some dinosaur jokes! Here’s one …. Q: What do you get if you cross a dinosaur with a pig? A: Jurassic Pork!

Dinosaur Day will be so much fun. We can’t wait for you to celebrate with us!