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January 31, 2013

Paleopalooza, A Weekend Exploring Dinosaur Fossils, Is Back At The Academy Of Natural Sciences, February 16 And 17

The Academy of Natural Sciences is bringing back Paleopalooza, a weekend-long event that introduces guests to the world of fossils and dinosaurs. (Photo by W. Klein for GPTMC)

On Saturday, February 16 and Saturday, February 17, the Academy of Natural Sciences’ popular weekend-long event, Paleopalooza is back.

Paleopalooza brings the world of fossils to attendees. Guests will get an exclusive look at a large collection of dinosaur, reptile and other fossils.

Learn about dinosaurs extinction and have all of your dinosaur-related questions answered by on-site paleontologists and Academy of Natural Sciences staff. In addition to learning about fossils, guests will also have the option to join the fossil hunt, and dig for some of their own fossils to take home.

This event will allow visitors to dive into the world of animals that lived millions of years ago.

Field Station Dinosaurs will perform What Color is Your Dinosaur?, a sing-along performance that will please the ears of people of all ages. Diggity Dudes will be in tune and will be providing kid-friendly tunes at noon and 2 p.m.

There will also be live animal shows from Chad Peeling of Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The animal shows will teach viewers about the relationship between reptiles and other animals, and will bring some of dinosaur’s modern-day relatives out to play.

Guests will also have the chance to take guided tours of Dinosaur Hall at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. There will be dinosaur-themed arts and crafts and face painting available as well. Paleopalooza is free with regular museum admission.

Paleopalooza at the Academy of Natural Sciences
When: February 16 and 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Cost: Free with admission; Adults $15, Children (ages 3-12) and Seniors $13, Students and Military $13, Drexel ID holders Free
More info: www.ansp.org

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