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Dinosaur Days at Sierra College Natural History Museum this Sunday

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2013 Dinosaur Day - Science Fest

What: Dinosaur Day – Science Fest

When: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday, March 10

Where: Sierra College Sewell Hall, at 5000 Rocklin Road, in Rocklin

Cost: $7 for children ages 4-12, adults $10, children under 4 free. Free parking.

 

The Sierra College Natural History Museum presents the 2013 Dinosaur Day - Science Fest: Surviving Change, on Sunday, March 10.

This year, along with displays and activities surrounding the study of dinosaurs, Dinosaur Day-Science Fest will include demonstrations in paleontology and physics and a planetarium show. This biennial event continually grows in popularity, offering the community a day of lively lectures, fun activities and a chance to get an up-close look at the amazing collection of natural history specimens housed in the museum located on the Rocklin Campus of Sierra College.

Included in its collection of fossil dinosaurs are a triceratops skull, a pachycephalosaurus skull, T-rex skull replica, dinosaur leg bones, a giant theropod footprint and a full mount cast of a hypsilophodont.

Activities include live animal shows, chemistry shows, physics shows, planetarium shows, making real slime with chemists, creating dinosaur artwork and taking a spin on the eco wheel.

Attendees can learn about new technologies, meet paleontologists and watch them prepare a real fossil, see new exhibits in the Natural History Museum, have fun with math and other activities.