Dinosaur Exhibit Attracts Families During Winter Break

Guests of the Discovery Place Children's Museum observe the various exhibits available. (Photo by Erin Rogers | TXK Today)

Discovery Place Children’s Museum in downtown Texarkana is hosting a dinosaur exhibit, Fossils Exposed, through January 21, 2018.  Families are flocking to the museum to take part in interactive attractions like fossil digs,”tricera-toss,” and tracking footprints from one display to the next.

(Photo by Erin Rogers |TXK Today)

The temporary exhibit features fossils from big and small, allowing visitors to discover the past with dinosaurs like the 70 foot tall apatosaurus, formally known as the brontosaurus , and the smaller rhamphorhynchus dinosaur that flies.

rhamphorhynchus dinosaur on display
(Photo by Erin Rogers | TXK Today)

With the cold weather here in Texarkana, the museum makes for a perfect place to let the children run around while having fun learning.  Sounds of excitement could be heard from both floors as children followed the footprints.  They could be seen observing the difference in their sizes and shapes, exceeding any expectation they had derived from story books and films.

triceratops (Photo by Erin Rogers |TXK Today)

Board President, Velvet Hall Cool, explained why this limited-time display is a special treat for children in our area.

Raptor claw {Photo by Erin Rogers |TXK Today)

“It is important for children to have the opportunity to see dinosaur fossils close up and in person, because it allows them to take their understanding from 2 dimensional to 3 dimensional.  Most kids know a great deal about dinosaurs because they are in books and cartoons and in apps, but this brings a whole new level of learning to their forefront.”

Fossil dig
(Photo by Erin Rogers | TXK Today)

The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  Fossils Exposed will be on exhibit through January 21, 2018. Admission is $5.00 and children 3 and under are free.

Fore more information, call Texarkana Museums System at (903) 793-4831 or visit at 215 Pine Street in Texarkana, Texas.


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