At the end of the month, many of us will be dining on some dinosaur relatives. Yep, that Gobbler you got from Wawa has a bit of dino-DNA inside it. Turkeys, as well as most birds, are related to those giant fossils you find near the foyer of The Academy of Natural Sciences. To celebrate our delicious turkey’s more reptilian looking relatives, everyone can head over to the Academy from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 and learn about some prehistoric beasties.
The Academy’s collection of live birds will be out on display and interacting with guests. Hopefully their red-tailed hawk will be out and about with the assorted owls and parrots. A number of special events will be going on throughout the days. The Academy’s paleo-illustrator Jason Poole, will showing you how an artist makes dinosaurs come to life.
Dinosaur Days comes free with admission, but for an extra $5 you can get in to see the brand new exhibit Dinosaurs Unearthed that features a dizzying array of animatronic dinos to get you in the Jurassic mindset. Here’s the schedule for what is going on in the auditorium, but there is a load of other things going on throughout Dino Days.
On the Wing
Friday–Sunday, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Meet birds from our Live Animal Center during live animal shows at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day.
Bringing Dinos to Life
Friday and Sunday, 1 p.m.
Ever wonder how a dinosaur goes from fossil to ferocious? Join paleo-illustrator Jason Poole as he walks you through how an artist makes dinosaurs come to life.
For more info, you can check out the Academy’s website. Have fun, and make sure you’re not eaten by raptors, ok?