Pterosaur, Plesiosaur, Phytosaur…sure, they look like dinosaurs, spell like a dinosaurs…but guess what? Just because it ends with “s-a-u-r”, doesn’t mean it begins with “d-i-n-o.”
Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experience within a maze setting, opening February 4, 2017 at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. Visitors can experience reptilian role-play activities, undertake three Mesozoic missions spanning 150 million years, and become junior paleontologists, finding evidence of dinosaur doings while learning why dinosaurs are one of the most successful survivors in earth’s history.
Did T-Rex live closer in time to Apatosaurus or your mom? Were dinosaurs warm-blooded? Driven by questions and answers, Dinosaur Revolution challenges visitor knowledge, presents new discoveries, and debunks popular myths.
Created by Minotaur Mazes, Dinosaur Revolution blends learning and play, inviting visitors to investigate all things dinosaur and ultimately unearthing a shocking discovery: dinosaurs may not be extinct!
In conjunction with Dinosaur Revolution, DMNH is partnering with two regional universities to exhibit local fossils and ancient artifacts:
- Dinosaur Discoveries: Life in Cretaceous New Jersey features fossils from the Jean and Ric Edelman Fossil Park at Rowan University in Mantua Township, NJ, under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Lacovara. The park’s fossils provide researchers with the best window, east of the Mississippi, into the Cretaceous Period, considered to be the heyday of the dinosaurs.
- Long After the Dinosaurs: Early Humans in the Delaware Valley features artifacts from archaeological expeditions throughout the Middle Atlantic region by West Chester University Professor of Anthropology Heather Wholey, Ph.D. and her students. During the course of their fieldwork, several discoveries about past American Indian cultures from the neighboring Brandywine and Octorara River areas have been made.
Community events for Dinosaur Revolution include:
- Educator Preview, Saturday, February 4, 1-4 p.m. Private and public school teachers with a valid school ID (and their immediate family members) are invited to learn about Dinosaur Revolution as a teaching tool in the classroom.
- Bank of America Museums On Us, Saturday, February 4 and Sunday, February 5. Bank of America and Merrill Lynch credit and debit card holders can visit the Delaware Museum of Natural History, including Dinosaur Revolution, free of charge on the first full weekend of every month. To qualify, simply present your active Bank of America® or Merrill Lynch® credit or debit card along with a photo ID to gain one free general admission to any participating institution. Cardholders only; guests are not eligible for free admission.
- Free Sunday Morning, Sunday, February 12, 9:30 a.m.-Noon. Admission is free for all visitors
Dinosaur Revolution is sponsored by DuPont with additional support from M&T Bank.
WHAT: Dinosaur Revolution
WHERE: Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE, 19807
DATE: February 4 – May 29, 2017
TIME: Monday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday 12-4:30 p.m.
ADMISSION: $9 for adults, $7 for children (3-17), $8 for seniors, FREE for children 2 and younger. FREE for Museum members.