Dinosaurs on display at Sierra College museum

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Dinosaur Day – Science Fest

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10

Where: Sewell Hall, Sierra College Natural History Museum, 5000 Rocklin Road

Cost: Children 4-12 $7; adults $10; children under 4 free (free parking)


The Sierra College Natural History Museum will present the 2013 Dinosaur Day – Science Fest: Surviving Change, on Sunday, March 10.

This year, along with displays and activities surrounding the study of dinosaurs, Dinosaur Day – Science Fest will include demonstrations in paleontology and physics, and a planetarium show. This biennial event continually grows in popularity, offering the community a day of lively lectures, fun activities and a chance to get an up-close look at the collection of natural history specimens housed in the museum. Included in its collection of fossil dinosaurs are a triceratops skull, a pachycephalosaurus skull, T-rex skull replica, dinosaur leg bones, a giant theropod footprint and a full mount cast of a hypsilophodont.

Activities include live animal shows, new technologies, chemistry shows, physics shows, planetarium shows, making real slime with chemists, custom T-shirts, a Science Club barbecue featuring “dino nuggets,” dinosaur artwork, meeting paleontologists and seeing a dinosaur be delivered to the museum.