Visit the Perot Museum During Labor Day Weekend! ~ Dallas Mom Blog and Fort Worth Mom Blogger: Trendy Mom Reviews
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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Visit the Perot Museum During Labor Day Weekend!

Labor Day weekend is here!  This is a great time to visit the Perot Museum.  There is never a dull moment at the Perot Museum for anyone of any age.  Plus, it's going to be hot this weekend, so it's a great way to have fun, learn new things, and escape the heat.  We are visiting today and will share some highlights when we get back, but let me tell you that my children are anxiously counting down because they know that Dino Fest at the Perot Museum is going to be amazing! Let me share some details:
Marking the culmination of the Perot Museum’s “summer of the dinosaur,” the inaugural Dino Fest will get underway Sept. 1-2 with a “Back to the Jurassic” augmented reality experience, hands-on fossil digs, live music and a beer garden on the plaza, T. rex sports challenges, trivia games, live bird (aka modern-day dinosaur) interactions, paleo demos and lectures, art activities, face painting and more. Young guests can become junior paleontologists as they learn all about Arctic dinosaurs, while all ages can engage with paleontologists Dr. Fiorillo and Dr. Tykoski.
My kids love fossils. Actually, my oldest son had a Dinosaur themed party one year and wanted me to recreate a Dino Dig that he attended at the Perot Museum.  I couldn't quite create something to the same scale like the team of experts created at the Perot Museum, but I managed to make a mini version that the kids loved.  Of course, my children have been counting down in anticipation of our trip to the Perot Museum today and can't wait to participate in a hands-on fossil dig!

Of course, as I mentioned above, there are many other fantastic events that come with Dino Fest!  I won't spoil any surprises, but I will tell you that there is a new Paleo Lab that is quite extensive. Here are some details:
The new Paleo Lab makes its public debut this weekend. The new glass-encased permanent exhibit will give guests real-time views of the dynamic dinosaur research of Museum paleontologists as they process and prepare fossils fresh from the field. Cameras in the lab will project close-up views of live fossil preparation while Museum Brainiacs explain and demonstrate the tools and techniques, and how this work connects to the specimens displayed throughout the exhibit hall. Guests just might witness the unearthing of a new prehistoric species.

The Museum’s paleo research team has already made several big discoveries, including Nanuqsaurus hoglundi, the polar tyrannosaur that will greet guests from atop the new Paleo Lab. A pint-sized cousin of the T. rex, Nanuqsaurus was discovered and named by the Perot Museum’s renowned paleontologists, Dr. Tony Fiorillo and Dr. Ron Tykoski, in 2014. The new skeletal reconstruction of Nanuqsaurus for the Paleo Lab is the first ever on display!

 We hope that you are able to visit the Perot Museum over the Labor Day weekend. It's a fabulous opportunity to bond with your family and to learn new things.  You may buy tickets onsite or purchase them in advance on the Perot Museum website here.

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