Paleopalooza Festival

By Carolyn Belardo

It’s that time of year again for Paleopalooza, the Academy’s annual festival featuring dinosaur fossil displays, paleo-illustration classes, engaging new live animal shows, and lots of fun family activities.

Academy scientists will be on hand to show off rarely displayed millons-of-years-old fossils collected in central Pennsylvania and elsewhere. Families can dig for real fossils to take home and get tips from Academy paleo-artist Jason Poole on how to draw a dinosaur.

Drexel University Professor Kenneth Lacovara will talk about his discovery of Dreadnoughtus schrani, represented by the most complete skeleton ever found of a supermassive animal.

Buddy the T-rex, from the popular TV show Dinosaur Train!, and the Academy’s own Eddie the T. rex will be roaming the museum throughout the weekend.

And there are a lot more activities. For a full list, visit our website.

Paleopalooza takes place Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 14 and 15 and is free with museum admission.

kids, dad at dig
Digging for fossils to take home is always exciting. What will they find? Photo by Will Klein.


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