Discover Dinosaurs And Prehistoric Fun
By Melody Schubert
this year two new dinosaur species were discovered in Antarctica in
February. The frozen Antarctic landscape preserved the fossils of a
primitive carnivore and large plant eater that have ignited the imagination
of dinosaur enthusiast around the globe. Those traveling to Indianapolis,
Indiana this summer can dig into the history of these prehistoric creatures
thanks to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
Families will travel back in time together at the
Dinosphere, an exciting new attraction hatching at The Children's Museum of
Indianapolis. Kids of all ages can experiment and explore more about
dinosaurs at the interactive learning stations throughout this unique
attraction. Search for clues about dinosaurs and learn how they lived and
died. Explore a bit of history by touching real fossils and piecing together
dinosaur anatomy while searching for T. rex's "dinner".
This unique exhibit will showcase one of the largest
displays of real juvenile and family dinosaur fossils in the United States.
Some of the most notable specimens in the world assembled for the Dinosphere
The first juvenile T. rex on display in a museum is the
centerpiece, Bucky, a teenage Tyrannosaurus rex.
A cousin of the T. rex called a Gorgosaurus, one of the
most complete skeleton’s of a Gorgosaurus ever found. Visitors will also
find Kelsey, a Triceratops, and Baby Louie, who was featured on the cover of
National Geographic and is the only articulated dinosaur embryo fossil ever
found in the world.
Baby Louie’s cousin Frannie, is a rare Leptoceratops, a
smaller cousin to the Triceratops with a razor-sharp, parrot-like beak.
A child’s dreams come to life with the Lanzendorf Art
Collection of dinosaur art on exhibit at the Children’s Museum. After the
discovery of his first dino toy in a ceral box, Chicagoan John Lanzendorf
began collecting dinosaur material. Since then he has accumulated of almost
300 original paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures, in addition to his
collection of dinosaur toys. Through the creativity of internationally known
artists these extinct specimens come to life. The Children’s Museum will
continue to rotate the art collection over time according to various themes
and plans to include sculptures on display for touching. After viewing John
Lanzendorf collection on the third floor of the Museum children can draw and
sculpt their own masterpieces in the hands-on area.
Come sink your teeth into summer fun at Dinosphere on
exhibit at the largest children's museum in the United States. Rated the #1
children's museum in the nation by Child Magazine, The Children's Museum in
Indianapolis is located at 3000 N. Meridian St. The museum is open Tuesday -
Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The museum is open on Mondays through March and
Labor Day only. To explore more about visiting this wonderful exhibit and
other new exhibits coming to the Children's Museum in Indianapolis call
(317) 334-3322 or call 1-800-820-6214. You can also visit their website at:
Families can dig
into more dino adventures around Indiana and beyond while traveling this
summer. Dig up some history on these prehistoric giants at the Clarksville
History Museum, located along the Ohio River shoreline at 2000 W. Broadway
in Clarksville, Indiana. Uncover the facts behind the hundreds of fossils,
including dinosaurs, fish, mammals and assorted reptiles, birds and
invertebrates on exhibit. Many of these dinosaur fossils on display were
found in eastern Wyoming and date to between 65 to 70 million years ago.
These extraordinary specimens on loan to the Clarksville History Museum are
part of the private collection of Jack Hankla, of Danville, Ky.
Follow the footsteps of these massive creatures at the
world's largest naturally exposed fossil beds near The Falls of the Ohio
Interpretive Center. Fossils found within the bed date back almost 400
million years. Visitors can also explore more about the history of glaciers,
local wildlife, steamboats and famous explorers like Lewis and Clark at The
Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center. Interpretive Center hours are Monday
- Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. To find information
about the "Dinosaurs and More!" exhibit and the Ohio Interpretive Center
located at 201 West Riverside Dr. in Clarksville, IN call: (812) 280-9970.
Email request to
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit:
Looking for more dino adventures this summer? If your travels take you through the Smokey
Mountains stop by the Dinosaur Walk Museum in Pigeon Forge, TN. The museum
lets guest get an up close and personal view of the world’s largest
collection of life-size Dinosaurs and other amazing creatures. Throughout
the museum guests can learn more about the life of these intriguing
creatures that once roamed the earth. Also on display for families to enjoy
are other interesting and entertaining exhibits on mammals, sea life, and
reptiles. The Dinosaur Walk Museum is located in Pigeon Forge, TN next to
the Veteran’s Museum at 106 Showplace Blvd. To find out more about tickets
and other information on the Dinosaur Walk Museum call: (865) 428-4003 or
visit the web site:
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