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Dino Fest Schedule


Dino Fest 2019

Level
Time
Activities
Level
Time
Activities
All
Level G
Level 1
Level 2
Nature Gardens
All
Level G
Level 1
Level 2
Nature Gardens

Level G


12pm

The Amoeba People

Musical performances by a band that will make you boogie to science rock from the Planet Crouton!
Afternoon, Performance, Level G or (Otis Booth Pavilion) 



2pm

The Amoeba People

Musical performances by a band that will make you boogie to science rock from the Planet Crouton!
Afternoon, Performance, Level G or Other (Otis Booth Pavilion level G) 



3:30pm

Live Animal Presentation

Secrets of Survival: Who Survived the KT Extinction and Why?
Afternoon, Presentation, Level G (Otis Booth Pavilion) 




Level 1


10am

Dinosaur Train’s Buddy... Dinosaur Train’s Buddy the Dinosaur

Dinosaur Train’s Buddy the Dinosaur
Come say hello and take your picture with Buddy from the PBS hit series Dinosaur Train!
10am - 2pm
Morning, Interactive, Level 1 (African Mammal Hall)



11am

Discovering and Protecting... Discovering and Protecting Dinosaurs with Dr. Bolortsetseg...

Discovering and Protecting Dinosaurs with Dr. Bolortsetseg Minjin, Paleontologist
Morning, Presentation, Level 1 (Age of Mammals Hall) 



12:30pm

Titanosaur 3D Film followed... Titanosaur 3D Film followed by Q&A with Dr. Luis Chiappe

Titanosaur 3d Film followed by Q&A with Dr. Luis Chiappe
* Must purchase ticket for 12:30pm Titanosaur 3D show. Limited seating available.
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Afternoon, Presentation, Level 1 (3D Theatre) 



1:30pm

Dinosaurs and Social Media... Dinosaurs and Social Media with Shaena Montanari...

Dinosaurs and Social Media with Shaena Montanari, Science Writer and Steven Ray Morris, Podcast Host, Producer, and Engineer
Afternoon, Presentation, Level 1 (Age of Mammals Hall)



3pm

Antarctica Unearthed with... Antarctica Unearthed with Dr. Nathan Smith, Paleontol...

Antarctica Unearthed with Dr. Nathan Smith, Paleontologist and Julie Grundberg, McMurdo Area Manager Antarctica Support Center
Afternoon, Presentation, Level 1 (Age of Mammals Hall)



All Day

Dinosaur Masks (while suppl... Dinosaur Masks (while supplies last) 

Dinosaur Masks (while supplies last) 
Ongoing, Interactive, Level 1 - African Mammal Hall 



All Day

Dino Fest Coloring Sheets (whi... Dino Fest Coloring Sheets (while supplies last)

Dino Fest Coloring Sheets (while supplies last)
Ongoing, Interactive, Level 1 - African Mammal Hall



All Day

Dino Hall Scavenger Hunt (whi... Dino Hall Scavenger Hunt (while supplies last)

Dino Hall Scavenger Hunt (while supplies last)
Ongoing, Interactive, Level 1 - Grand Foyer (Welcome Table)



All Day

Dinosaurs in the Movies... Dinosaurs in the Movies Starting at 10am on a loop

Dinosaurs in the Movies Starting at 10am on a loop
Enjoy these classic films celebrating dinosaurs, their prehistoric past and the magic of movies that brings their world back to life!
- Land Before Time (1988)
- The Good Dinosaur (2015)
- Jurassic Park (1993)
Ongoing, Interactive, Level 1- North American Mammal Hall 




Level 2


11am

A Look Into the Dino Lab

See fossil preparators at work and hear about their newest discoveries.
Second showing 2pm
Morning, Presentation, Level 2 (Dino Lab) 



11:30am

Dinosaur Encounters Sensory... Dinosaur Encounters Sensory Friendly Performance

Dinosaur Encounters Sensory Friendly Performance
Dinosaur Encounters: Fun, educational, and interactive, Dinosaur Encounters features NHM's life-size dinosaur puppets.
Morning, Performance, Level 2 (North American Mammal Hall)



1:30pm

Dinosaur Encounters... Dinosaur Encounters Performance

Dinosaur Encounters Performance
Dinosaur Encounters: Fun, educational, and interactive, Dinosaur Encounters features NHM's life-size dinosaur puppets.
Afternoon, Performance, Level 2 (North American Mammal Hall)



2pm

A Look Into the Dino Lab

See fossil preparators at work and hear about their newest discoveries.
Afternoon, Presentation, Level 2 (Dino Lab) 



2:30pm

Dinosaur Encounters... Dinosaur Encounters Performance

Dinosaur Encounters Performance
Dinosaur Encounters: Fun, educational, and interactive, Dinosaur Encounters features NHM's life-size dinosaur puppets.
Afternoon, Performance, Level 2 (North American Mammal Hall)



3:30pm

Dinosaur Encounters... Dinosaur Encounters Performance

Dinosaur Encounters Performance
Dinosaur Encounters: Fun, educational, and interactive, Dinosaur Encounters features NHM's life-size dinosaur puppets.
Afternoon, Performance, Level 2 (North American Mammal Hall)



All Day

Paleo Play Zone

Explore with a fossil dig pit, tabletop dinosaur puzzle, and more!
Ongoing, Interactive, Level 2- Discovery Center




Nature Gardens


10am

Story Time

Join us for a Dino-themed story in the Nature Gardens.
Morning, Performance, Nature Gardens



10am

Scientific Illustration

Learn about scientific illustration with the Dinosaur Institutes illustrator and draw your own Dinos!
10am - 12pm / Second showing 1pm - 3pm
Morning, Interactive, Nature Gardens



11am

Paleo Chat

Drop in and chat with someone who worked in the field. Ask them about their experience, research excavation stories or favorite food in the field!
Morning, Presentation, Nature Gardens



12pm

The Amoeba People

Musical performances by a band that will make you boogie to science rock from the Planet Crouton!
Afternoon, Performance, Nature Gardens or (Otis Booth Pavilion) 



1pm

Scientific  Illustration

Drop in and chat with a paleontologist or lab preparator! Ask them about their experience, research, excavation stories or favorite food in the field! 
1pm - 3pm
Afternoon, Interactive, Nature Gardens



1pm

Paleo Chat

Drop in and chat with someone who worked in the field. Ask them about their experience, research excavation stories or favorite food in the field!
Afternoon, Presentation, Nature Gardens 



2pm

Paleo Chat * Spanish language

Drop in and chat with someone who worked in the field. Ask them about their experience, research excavation stories or favorite food in the field!
Afternoon, Presentation, Nature Gardens



All Day

Dig Pit Excavations

“Excavate” Dino fossils from our Dig Pits
Ongoing, Interactive, Nature Gardens



All Day

Plaster Disasters 

See how a Paleontologist of the Dinosaur Institute actually “jacket up” Dinosaur fossils and bring them back from the field… live!
Ongoing, Interactive, Nature Gardens



All Day

Paul’s Prehistoric Park

Guest’s will sponge paint “Angie” an Augustynolophus.
Ongoing, Interactive, Nature Gardens



All Day

Replica Jurassic Park Vehicles

Jurassic Park Motor Pool is a club for owners and enthusiasts of [replica] Jurassic Park vehicles. Built by fans, for fans!
Ongoing, Interactive, (Nature Gardens in front of the Café Patio)



All Day

Dino Egg Hunt - Find Prehist... Dino Egg Hunt - Find Prehistoric Plants 

Dino Egg Hunt - Find Prehistoric Plants 
Searching for printed dinosaur eggs.
Discover what plants existed during the time of dinosaurs by searching for dinosaur eggs in the garden. See if you can find all five! 
Ongoing, Interactive, Nature Gardens



All
Morning
Afternoon
All Day
All
Morning
Afternoon
All Day

Morning


10am

Story Time

Join us for a Dino-themed story in the Nature Gardens.
Morning, Performance, Nature Gardens



10am

Dinosaur Train’s Buddy... Dinosaur Train’s Buddy the Dinosaur

Dinosaur Train’s Buddy the Dinosaur
Come say hello and take your picture with Buddy from the PBS hit series Dinosaur Train!
10am - 2pm
Morning, Interactive, Level 1 (African Mammal Hall)



10am

Scientific Illustration

Learn about scientific illustration with the Dinosaur Institutes illustrator and draw your own Dinos!
10am - 12pm / Second showing 1pm - 3pm
Morning, Interactive, Nature Gardens



11am

A Look Into the Dino Lab

See fossil preparators at work and hear about their newest discoveries.
Second showing 2pm
Morning, Presentation, Level 2 (Dino Lab) 



11am

Paleo Chat

Drop in and chat with someone who worked in the field. Ask them about their experience, research excavation stories or favorite food in the field!
Morning, Presentation, Nature Gardens



11am

Discovering and Protecting... Discovering and Protecting Dinosaurs with Dr. Bolortsetseg...

Discovering and Protecting Dinosaurs with Dr. Bolortsetseg Minjin, Paleontologist
Morning, Presentation, Level 1 (Age of Mammals Hall) 



11:30am

Dinosaur Encounters Sensory... Dinosaur Encounters Sensory Friendly Performance

Dinosaur Encounters Sensory Friendly Performance
Dinosaur Encounters: Fun, educational, and interactive, Dinosaur Encounters features NHM's life-size dinosaur puppets.
Morning, Performance, Level 2 (North American Mammal Hall)




Afternoon


12pm

The Amoeba People

Musical performances by a band that will make you boogie to science rock from the Planet Crouton!
Afternoon, Performance, Level G or (Otis Booth Pavilion) 



12:30pm

Titanosaur 3D Film followed... Titanosaur 3D Film followed by Q&A with Dr. Luis Chiappe

Titanosaur 3d Film followed by Q&A with Dr. Luis Chiappe
* Must purchase ticket for 12:30pm Titanosaur 3D show. Limited seating available.
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Afternoon, Presentation, Level 1 (3D Theatre) 



1pm

Scientific Illustration

Learn about scientific illustration with the Dinosaur Institutes illustrator and draw your own Dinos!
Afternoon, Interactive, Nature Gardens



1pm

Paleo Chat

Drop in and chat with someone who worked in the field. Ask them about their experience, research excavation stories or favorite food in the field!
Afternoon, Presentation, Nature Gardens 



1pm

Scientific  Illustration

Drop in and chat with a paleontologist or lab preparator! Ask them about their experience, research, excavation stories or favorite food in the field! 
1pm - 3pm
Afternoon, Interactive, Nature Gardens



1:30pm

Dinosaur Encounters... Dinosaur Encounters Performance

Dinosaur Encounters Performance
Dinosaur Encounters: Fun, educational, and interactive, Dinosaur Encounters features NHM's life-size dinosaur puppets.
Afternoon, Performance, Level 2 (North American Mammal Hall)



1:30pm

Dinosaurs and Social Media... Dinosaurs and Social Media with Shaena Montanari...

Dinosaurs and Social Media with Shaena Montanari, Science Writer and Steven Ray Morris, Podcast Host, Producer, and Engineer
Afternoon, Presentation, Level 1 (Age of Mammals Hall)



2pm

A Look Into the Dino Lab

See fossil preparators at work and hear about their newest discoveries.
Afternoon, Presentation, Level 2 (Dino Lab) 



2pm

The Amoeba People

Musical performances by a band that will make you boogie to science rock from the Planet Crouton!
Afternoon, Performance, Level G or Other (Otis Booth Pavilion level G) 



2pm

Paleo Chat * Spanish language

Drop in and chat with someone who worked in the field. Ask them about their experience, research excavation stories or favorite food in the field!
Afternoon, Presentation, Nature Gardens



2:30pm

Dinosaur Encounters... Dinosaur Encounters Performance

Dinosaur Encounters Performance
Dinosaur Encounters: Fun, educational, and interactive, Dinosaur Encounters features NHM's life-size dinosaur puppets.
Afternoon, Performance, Level 2 (North American Mammal Hall)



3pm

Antarctica Unearthed with... Antarctica Unearthed with Dr. Nathan Smith, Paleontol...

Antarctica Unearthed with Dr. Nathan Smith, Paleontologist and Julie Grundberg
Afternoon, Presentation, Level 1 (Age of Mammals Hall)



3:30pm

Live Animal Presentation

Secrets of Survival: Who Survived the KT Extinction and Why?
Afternoon, Presentation, Level G (Otis Booth Pavilion) 



3:30pm

Dinosaur Encounters... Dinosaur Encounters Performance

Dinosaur Encounters Performance
Dinosaur Encounters: Fun, educational, and interactive, Dinosaur Encounters features NHM's life-size dinosaur puppets.
Afternoon, Performance, Level 2 (North American Mammal Hall)




All Day


All Day

Dig Pit Excavations

“Excavate” Dino fossils from our Dig Pits
Ongoing, Interactive, Nature Gardens



All Day

Plaster Disasters 

See how a Paleontologist of the Dinosaur Institute actually “jacket up” Dinosaur fossils and bring them back from the field… live!
Ongoing, Interactive, Nature Gardens



All Day

Paul’s Prehistoric Park

Guest’s will sponge paint “Angie” an Augustynolophus.
Ongoing, Interactive, Nature Gardens



All Day

Replica Jurassic Park Vehicles

Jurassic Park Motor Pool is a club for owners and enthusiasts of [replica] Jurassic Park vehicles. Built by fans, for fans!
Ongoing, Interactive, (Nature Gardens in front of the Café Patio)



All Day

Dino Egg Hunt - Find Prehist... Dino Egg Hunt - Find Prehistoric Plants 

Dino Egg Hunt - Find Prehistoric Plants 
Searching for printed dinosaur eggs.
Discover what plants existed during the time of dinosaurs by searching for dinosaur eggs in the garden. See if you can find all five! 
Ongoing, Interactive, Nature Gardens



All Day

Dinosaur Masks (while suppl... Dinosaur Masks (while supplies last) 

Dinosaur Masks (while supplies last) 
Ongoing, Interactive, Level 1 - African Mammal Hall 



All Day

Dino Fest Coloring Sheets (whi... Dino Fest Coloring Sheets (while supplies last)

Dino Fest Coloring Sheets (while supplies last)
Ongoing, Interactive, Level 1 - African Mammal Hall



All Day

Dino Hall Scavenger Hunt (whi... Dino Hall Scavenger Hunt (while supplies last)

Dino Hall Scavenger Hunt (while supplies last)
Ongoing, Interactive, Level 1 - Grand Foyer (Welcome Table)



All Day

Dinosaurs in the Movies... Dinosaurs in the Movies Starting at 10am on a loop

Dinosaurs in the Movies Starting at 10am on a loop
Enjoy these classic films celebrating dinosaurs, their prehistoric past and the magic of movies that brings their world back to life!
- Land Before Time (1988)
- The Good Dinosaur (2015)
- Jurassic Park (1993)
Ongoing, Interactive, Level 1- North American Mammal Hall 



All Day

Paleo Play Zone

Explore with a fossil dig pit, tabletop dinosaur puzzle, and more!
Ongoing, Interactive, Level 2- Discovery Center



All
Performances
Presentations
Interactive
All
Performances
Presentations
Interactive

Performances


10am

Story Time

Join us for a Dino-themed story in the Nature Gardens.
Morning, Performance, Nature Gardens



11:30am

Dinosaur Encounters Sensory... Dinosaur Encounters Sensory Friendly Performance

Dinosaur Encounters Sensory Friendly Performance
Dinosaur Encounters: Fun, educational, and interactive, Dinosaur Encounters features NHM's life-size dinosaur puppets.
Morning, Performance, Level 2 (North American Mammal Hall)



12pm

The Amoeba People

Musical performances by a band that will make you boogie to science rock from the Planet Crouton!
Afternoon, Performance, Level G or (Otis Booth Pavilion) 



1:30pm

Dinosaur Encounters... Dinosaur Encounters Performance

Dinosaur Encounters Performance
Dinosaur Encounters: Fun, educational, and interactive, Dinosaur Encounters features NHM's life-size dinosaur puppets.
Afternoon, Performance, Level 2 (North American Mammal Hall)



2pm

The Amoeba People

Musical performances by a band that will make you boogie to science rock from the Planet Crouton!
Afternoon, Performance, Level G or Other (Otis Booth Pavilion level G) 



2:30pm

Dinosaur Encounters... Dinosaur Encounters Performance

Dinosaur Encounters Performance
Dinosaur Encounters: Fun, educational, and interactive, Dinosaur Encounters features NHM's life-size dinosaur puppets.
Afternoon, Performance, Level 2 (North American Mammal Hall)



3:30pm

Live Animal Presentation

Secrets of Survival: Who Survived the KT Extinction and Why?
Afternoon, Presentation, Level G (Otis Booth Pavilion) 



3:30pm

Dinosaur Encounters... Dinosaur Encounters Performance

Dinosaur Encounters Performance
Dinosaur Encounters: Fun, educational, and interactive, Dinosaur Encounters features NHM's life-size dinosaur puppets.
Afternoon, Performance, Level 2 (North American Mammal Hall)




Presentations


11am

A Look Into the Dino Lab

See fossil preparators at work and hear about their newest discoveries.
Second showing 2pm
Morning, Presentation, Level 2 (Dino Lab) 



11am

Paleo Chat

Drop in and chat with someone who worked in the field. Ask them about their experience, research excavation stories or favorite food in the field!
Morning, Presentation, Nature Gardens



11am

Discovering and Protecting... Discovering and Protecting Dinosaurs with Dr. Bolortsetseg...

Discovering and Protecting Dinosaurs with Dr. Bolortsetseg Minjin, Paleontologist
Morning, Presentation, Level 1 (Age of Mammals Hall) 



12:30pm

Titanosaur 3D Film followed... Titanosaur 3D Film followed by Q&A with Dr. Luis Chiappe

Titanosaur 3d Film followed by Q&A with Dr. Luis Chiappe
* Must purchase ticket for 12:30pm Titanosaur 3D show. Limited seating available.
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Afternoon, Presentation, Level 1 (3D Theatre) 



1pm

Paleo Chat

Drop in and chat with someone who worked in the field. Ask them about their experience, research excavation stories or favorite food in the field!
Afternoon, Presentation, Nature Gardens 



1:30pm

Dinosaurs and Social Media... Dinosaurs and Social Media with Shaena Montanari...

Dinosaurs and Social Media with Shaena Montanari, Science Writer and Steven Ray Morris, Podcast Host, Producer, and Engineer
Afternoon, Presentation, Level 1 (Age of Mammals Hall)



2pm

A Look Into the Dino Lab

See fossil preparators at work and hear about their newest discoveries.
Afternoon, Presentation, Level 2 (Dino Lab) 



2pm

Paleo Chat * Spanish language

Drop in and chat with someone who worked in the field. Ask them about their experience, research excavation stories or favorite food in the field!
Afternoon, Presentation, Nature Gardens



3pm

Antarctica Unearthed with... Antarctica Unearthed with Dr. Nathan Smith, Paleontol...

Antarctica Unearthed with Dr. Nathan Smith, Paleontologist and Julie Grundberg
Afternoon, Presentation, Level 1 (Age of Mammals Hall)




Interactive


10am

Scientific Illustration

Learn about scientific illustration with the Dinosaur Institutes illustrator and draw your own Dinos!
10am - 12pm / Second showing 1pm - 3pm
Morning, Interactive, Nature Gardens



10am

Dinosaur Train’s Buddy... Dinosaur Train’s Buddy the Dinosaur

Dinosaur Train’s Buddy the Dinosaur
Come say hello and take your picture with Buddy from the PBS hit series Dinosaur Train!
10am - 2pm
Morning, Interactive, Level 1 (African Mammal Hall)



1pm

Scientific  Illustration

Drop in and chat with a paleontologist or lab preparator! Ask them about their experience, research, excavation stories or favorite food in the field! 
1pm - 3pm
Afternoon, Interactive, Nature Gardens



1pm

Scientific Illustration

Learn about scientific illustration with the Dinosaur Institute's illustrator and draw your own Dinos!
Afternoon, Interactive, Nature Gardens



All Day

Dig Pit Excavations

“Excavate” Dino fossils from our Dig Pits
Ongoing, Interactive, Nature Gardens



All Day

Plaster Disasters 

See how a Paleontologist of the Dinosaur Institute actually “jacket up” Dinosaur fossils and bring them back from the field… live!
Ongoing, Interactive, Nature Gardens



All Day

Paul’s Prehistoric Park

Guest’s will sponge paint “Angie” an Augustynolophus.
Ongoing, Interactive, Nature Gardens



All Day

Replica Jurassic Park Vehicles

Jurassic Park Motor Pool is a club for owners and enthusiasts of [replica] Jurassic Park vehicles. Built by fans, for fans!
Ongoing, Interactive, (Nature Gardens in front of the Café Patio)



All Day

Dino Egg Hunt - Find Prehist... Dino Egg Hunt - Find Prehistoric Plants 

Dino Egg Hunt - Find Prehistoric Plants 
Searching for printed dinosaur eggs.
Discover what plants existed during the time of dinosaurs by searching for dinosaur eggs in the garden. See if you can find all five! 
Ongoing, Interactive, Nature Gardens



All Day

Dinosaur Masks (while suppl... Dinosaur Masks (while supplies last) 

Dinosaur Masks (while supplies last) 
Ongoing, Interactive, Level 1 - African Mammal Hall 



All Day

Dino Fest Coloring Sheets (whi... Dino Fest Coloring Sheets (while supplies last)

Dino Fest Coloring Sheets (while supplies last)
Ongoing, Interactive, Level 1 - African Mammal Hall



All Day

Dino Hall Scavenger Hunt (whi... Dino Hall Scavenger Hunt (while supplies last)

Dino Hall Scavenger Hunt (while supplies last)
Ongoing, Interactive, Level 1 - Grand Foyer (Welcome Table)



All Day

Dinosaurs in the Movies... Dinosaurs in the Movies Starting at 10am on a loop

Dinosaurs in the Movies Starting at 10am on a loop
Enjoy these classic films celebrating dinosaurs, their prehistoric past and the magic of movies that brings their world back to life!
- Land Before Time (1988)
- The Good Dinosaur (2015)
- Jurassic Park (1993)
Ongoing, Interactive, Level 1- North American Mammal Hall 



All Day

Paleo Play Zone

Explore with a fossil dig pit, tabletop dinosaur puzzle, and more!
Ongoing, Interactive, Level 2- Discovery Center