Things are really ROARING at Port Discovery Children’s Museum this summer — as they celebrate all things DINOSAURS! Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ is the newest special exhibit at the museum, and is open through September 9, 2018. Featuring touchable dinosaurs, prehistoric habitats, and fossils, it’s a definite crowd pleaser with pint-sized paleontologists. 

Kids can explore the Field Research Station, and pretend to be a paleontologist by uncovering fossils with brushes and by creating drawings using fossil rubbings and tracings. Or maybe they’d rather adventure through the Land of Fire, where they’ll explore the prehistoric home of the Triceratops and T-Rex. They can put on an insect costume and pretend to be one of the creatures that shared the Earth with dinosaurs! It’s hard to miss the volcano with oozing lava or the swampy bog (featuring a squishy surface). They won’t even know they’re learning — identifying animals and plants as they explore. 

But Dinosaurs didn’t just exist in warm climate. Kids can then take a trip across the Land of Ice (no coats needed!), where visitors meet two dinosaurs, a Troodon and Edmontosaurus, who made their homes in the cold climate of Alaska. The experience comes complete with ice caves, rocky steps, and icy slides to conquer. 

Prehistoric fun doesn’t end when you leave the exhibit. Port Discovery is offering enrichment “Dino Days” throughout the summer, which feature programs including Paleo-Expedition, Waking Up T-Rex!, Show What You Dino-Know, and more. (The next Dino Day is August 18th.) In the BGE Studio Workshop, it’s all about Dinosaur STEAM Fun this summer! Decorate a giant Stegosaurus in the mess zone, dig fossils in the new Clay Play area, or investigate prehistoric leaves while making leaf and fossil rubbings. All activities are included with general admission. 

The exhibit was created by Minnesota Children’s Museum and is sponsored nationally by the David B. Jones Foundation and sponsored locally by M&T Bank.

Sneak Peek: (cool) progeny is cohosting a Dino Disco Birthday Party at Port Discovery on August 24th from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM! Tickets go on sale August 1st!


Participating in our Summer Adventure Passport Program? Take your Passport to Port Discovery and get one FREE admission when you purchase an admission. (Don’t worry — you can still purchase a Passport! Buy one here and we’ll ship it to you FREE!)