Celebrate dinosaurs and their closest living relatives, birds, with a holiday weekend of fun activities. Special auditorum shows will feature birds from our Live Animal Center as well as paleo-illustrator Jason Poole, who will show how an artist makes dinosaurs come to life.
Throughout the Museum
Keep your eyes open for live animal encounters!
On the Wing
Friday–Sunday, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Meet birds from our Live Animal Center during live animal shows at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day.
Bringing Dinos to Life
Friday and Sunday, 1 p.m.
Ever wonder how a dinosaur goes from fossil to ferocious? Join paleo-illustrator Jason Poole as he walks you through how an artist makes dinosaurs come to life.
Talk turkey with Academy experts and see if you can separate fact from fiction about a very special dinosaur.
North American Hall
Touch real fossils and use your dinosaur detective skills to solve prehistoric puzzles.
Real science comes to life through roaring, thrashing, life-size animatronic dinosaurs and awe-inspiring stories of prehistoric earth. The exhibit also features full-size Jurassic Period dinosaur skeletons, real fossils and fossil casts, hands-on activities, and the latest stories about dinosaur behavior and appearance.
Make a dinosaur finger puppet and a turkey holiday craft to take home.