With three boys in the house, there’s no doubt we have a love for dinosaurs and a huge collection of them! You can imagine my 8 year old’s reaction when I told him about dinosaurs at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.
What did dinosaurs look like when they roamed the earth, millions of years ago? Did they have scaled skin in muted colors that provided exactly the right kind of camouflage? Did they have feathers? Were they brightly colored and vivid? Science tells us the answer to these questions is yes! With DinoGlow you can imagine how.
DinoGlow is a canvas where your imagination will take flight, with colors and textures at your fingertips on a touch screen control. Guests can create a dinosaur and learn what clues real dinosaurs are providing for scientists and paleontologists to learn from today.
Dinosaurs at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Dinosaurs captivate the imagination like little else. Artifacts, fossils and DNA are the elements scientists use to reconstruct what dinosaurs and the earth were like 200 million years ago.
Inside DinoLabs you can explore that world in ways you never imagined. From bone to stone, ancient fossils reveal how dinosaurs roamed and fought, how they lived and died. Fossils are the preserved remains of plants or animals more than 10,000 years old.
As much as DinoLabs allows you to dig into the past, this is an interactive digital world where your creativity is unleashed! Movement and technology create an immersive space where anything is possible! It is the seamless integration of cutting-edge technology with dinosaur specimens and artifacts. DinoLand provides an opportunity to develop spatial intelligence, logical thinking and the power of expression.
“It was important for us to bring DinoDig® back to our patrons,” said Museum of Science and History President Van A. Romans. “However, we wanted to bring it back in a contemporary, interactive fashion. The updated version enhances the learning experience by allowing our guests to understand the science and physics involved in fossil excavation and preservation.”
As museum guests explore the sandy ground of DinoDig®, they will discover authentic local fossils of clams, snails, sea biscuits, and ammonites dispersed throughout the exhibit.
“In addition to the fun of discovering and digging up fossils, DinoDig® offers field guides that allow guests to experience the methodology behind fossil excavation,” said Romans. “It’s important that guests understand the science paleontologists use, so we incorporated an additional science overlay into DinoDig®.
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
The museum is open from Monday – Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM and on Sunday: Noon – 5 PM
Tickets to the museum can be purchased online or at the venue, which is located at 1600 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107.