Dino-Mite Weekends

Tired of raking leaves, picking pumpkins, and bobbing for apples? Need a break from candy and costumes? You’ll find something totally different during Dino-Mite Weekends in October at the Academy of Natural Sciences! That’s right…in addition to our awesome Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibit, every weekend we will be offering tours, live animal encounters, and brick clubs that will be fun for the whole family. Special activities are free with general admission.

It’s not too late to come face-to-face with roaring, moving, life-size animatronic dinosaurs in Dinosaurs Unearthed. This exhibit is fun for the whole family, including your younger paleontologists. Then after you check out the exhibit, you can get the behind-the-scenes scoop during a tour of Dinosaur Hall, meet live dinosaur cousins at the Reptile Cart, and join fellow Lego-lovers to build dino-inspired creations. It’ll be the most explosive October on (the fossil) record!

Dinosaur Hall Tours
Every Saturday at noon, 2, and 4 p.m.
Free with admissionDinosaur Hall Tour

Meet under the T. rex for ultra-cool dinosaur tours. Bring your most pressing dino questions!

Live Reptiles
Every Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Free with admissionSpiny-tailed Lizard

Dinosaurs may be the most famous reptiles to ever walk the planet, but we’ve got some pretty cool LIVE snakes, turtles, and lizards right here at the Academy! Use cutting-edge technology to explore their miniature world at this interactive station featuring the Academy’s live animal ambassadors.

Dinosaur Brick Club
“LEGO my Dino”
Every Sunday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Free with Admission

Pile of bricks
Credit Alan Chia

Hang out with fellow LEGO-lovers and build dino inspired creations.

Activities take place on the following dates:

  • October 1–2
  • October 8–9
  • October 15–16
  • October 22–23
  • October 29–30

An extra fee is required for Dinosaurs UnearthedLearn more about Dino-Mite Weekends at ansp.org.

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