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Love Fossils? Paleopalooza is Back at The Academy of Natural Sciences

Love Fossils? Paleopalooza is Back at The Academy of Natural Sciences

Love Fossils? Paleopalooza is Back at The Academy of Natural Sciences

 

Are you a prehistoric junkie who loves everything about fossils and paleontology?  Then this weekend The Academy of Natural Sciences is the place to be.  Every year, the Academy celebrates all things prehistoric during Paleopalooza, a two-day festival of fossils.

This year at Paleopalooza:

  • Get an exclusive look at some rarely exhibited and wonderful fossils and type specimens collected by Academy paleontologists.
  • See a special presentation from Academy paleontologist Ted Daeschler about his recent expedition to Antarctica.
  • Visit our Drawn to Dinosaurs exhibit and watch Academy dinosaur enthusiast and paleoartist Christopher DiPiazza bring Hadrosaurus foulkii back to life in chalk.
  • Take a guided tour of Dinosaur Hall.
  • Stop into the Mesozoic Market for educational displays, fossil vendors, dinosaur tattoos, face painting and more.

See Full Itinerary Below

Reimagining Haddy With Christopher DiPiazza

Visit our Drawn to Dinosaurs exhibit and watch Academy dinosaur enthusiast and paleoartist Christopher DiPiazza bring Hadrosaurus foulkii back to life in chalk over two action-packed days.

Auditorium Show: Ancient Animals 
11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

From the first amphibians to crawl on land over 400 million years ago to the most sophisticated modern birds, animals are ancient! Meet the Academy’s own live animal ambassadors, and check out the big screen to compare them to their ancient relatives found in the fossil record.

Auditorium Show: Dinosaurs of the Bighorn Basin Paleontological Institute 
12:30 p.m.

Join paleontologist Jason Schein for a wicked cool presentation on what it takes to dig up dinosaurs in the American West. Find out what discoveries might be in store for the next few years, and learn more about taking a trip out there yourself!

Auditorium Show: Storytime With Marty “The Mesozoic” Moose 
1:30 p.m.

Join everyone’s favorite pun-ny storyteller, Marty the Moose, for an interactive story time featuring a dinosaur tale and live animal.

Auditorium Show: Searching for Fossils at the Bottom of the World
2:30 p.m.

Academy paleontologist Ted Daeschler shares his fascinating stories and amazing discoveries from his recent expedition to Antarctica.

Guided Tours of Dinosaur Hall 
10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m.

Meet under the T. rex for ultra-cool dinosaur tours. Bring your most pressing dino questions!

Fossil Preparation

See a real fossil fresh from the field as it is prepared by our technicians in the Fossil Prep Lab.

Mesozoic Market

Stop by the Commons for educational displays, fossil vendors, dinosaur tattoos, face painting and more.

The Fossil Hunt

Have sharp eyes? Search for real fossils to take home. Take a closer look at specimens that prove that dinosaurs don’t have the monopoly on cool fossils!

 

 

You Can Purchase Your Tickets Here

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