The Dino Tour
- By Cynthia Lum
Looking for somethig to do with your children now that they are home all the time? Virtually step inside NHM’s award-winning Dinosaur Hall and discover the Age of Dinosaurs from the comfort of your home. Learn how Museum scientists study our ancient past through a variety of fossils and get an up-close look at a one-of-a-kind T. rex growth series. You can also discover dinosaur and fossil activities that complement the tours — suitable for families, school-age children, and learners of all ages! You can search for your favorite dino in your own home with a virtual scavenger hunt and guide, or maybe you’ve always wondered what color dinosaur eggs were? With some special tools paleontologists have a good idea what different dinosaur eggs looked like in the Mesozoic Era. Using these discoveries, you can color some dinosaur eggs of you own at home for your breakfast table!
Maybe you’d like to make your own trace fossil. Fossils are the evidence that Paleontologists use to learn about life in the past. With just a few materials you probably already have at home and detailed instruction on the NHM site you can make your own trace fossil. There are wonderful coloring pages, instructions to make your own dinosaur shadow puppet, and many more. The activities are divided into groups from Early Learners, to Elementary School, Middle School, and High School, so there is fun and learning for every age.
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