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Dinosaurs are the stars at Delaware Museum of Natural History

12/24/2013 09:59AM, Published by ACL, Categories: In Print, Arts+Entertainment



The Delaware Museum of Natural History's "Dino Days" swoop in on Dec. 27 and 28, offering families a great weekend of activities.

"We're tremendously excited to continue our tradition of highlighting the fascinating world of dinosaurs," said executive director Halsey Spruance. "This year promises to be our best yet -- from live bird shows to special guests and exhibits -- and we can't wait to see everyone there."
Highlighting this year's event will be bird expert Phung Luu and his team from Animal Behavior & Conservation Connections. This team will lead free-flight, live bird shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day, with hawks, owls, falcons, and other birds of prey flying untethered in the museum's Hall of Birds. Visitors will learn about Archaeopteryx, a prehistoric ancestor of modern birds, and how dinosaurs and birds are related.
In addition, visitors to "Dino Days" can check out Haddy the Hadrosaurus, on loan from the Academy of Natural Sciences, get up close with real fossils from the Delaware Valley Paleontological Society, enjoy puppet shows, learn more about the fieldwork of the museum's scientists, explore the "Ice Age Imperials" special exhibit, step outside on the patio for some hot chocolate and other treats, test their skills as future newscasters with the KYW 1060 Mobile Studio (on Dec. 28), and make dinosaur-related crafts.

Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for ages 3 to 17, free for ages 2 and younger. The museum is at 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, Del. For more information visit www.delmnh.org, or call 302-658-9111.


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