This weekend Newark Museum will travel back into the time when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Sunday, May 2 is the museum’s annual Dinosaur Day, and this year it promises to be better than ever.
This year two life-sized, animatronic T-rex dinosaurs are the stars. The robotic dinosaurs, similar to the ones used in the movie Jurassic Park, replicate the exact movements and sounds of a T-rex. In addition to the massive robots, dozens of exhibits will give families a real look into prehistoric time. Fossils and mineral digs, a live animal show featuring lizards, snakes and turtles, science experiments, dinosaur art projects and a new planetarium show The Dinosaur Prophecy which will “allow you to travel back in time millions of years to solve four famous cases from the age of the dinosaurs. Visit dinosaur graveyards, study their bones, and reconstruct how these creatures lived, thrived and died.” The show will be the first in the newly renovated Alice & Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium.
We took our girls last year and had a great time. Even my little one, who was only 1 had fun digging for fossils. But the line-up this year is way cooler.
Who: Mini paleontologists and their families.
What: A full day of dinosaur activities: fossil dig, demonstrations, touch table with dinosaur specimens, and a cool viewing of The Dinosaur Prophecy, the planetarium’s special program about dinosaurs.
Where: The Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102.
When: Sunday, May 2 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Dinosaur Prophecy planetarium show will run on the hour from 11 am – 4 pm.
Cost: Free with suggestion admission: Adults – $10 / Children, Seniors & Students – $6 / Members – Free.