Step back in time at The Children’s Museum and experience Dinosaurs in your Backyard: A Portal to Past Worlds. Visitors will get a chance to explore dinosaurs that lived in Connecticut during the Jurassic Period through footprints, fossils, bones and more. Become immersed in this prehistoric world with 3D dinosaur models, fossil specimens and replicas, and a dinosaur game show. Through interactive exhibits, families can also learn about what makes a dinosaur a dinosaur and how we’ve determined what they look like.
This new hands-on, interactive exhibit will be sure to be exciting, enlightening and enjoyable for both children and adults!
Funded in part by:
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority
Thank you to our contributors:
Dinosaur State Park
The Discovery Museums of Acton, MA
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
The Center for Integrative Geosciences and the Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut
Dept. of Environmental Earth Science, Eastern Connecticut State University