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Join in a fun-filled day of activities for the entire family.
(Admission to all shows on a first-come basis.)


Dinosaur Day+ Roaring, breathing 15 ft. T-Rex from Field Station: Dinosaurs*


photo ops at: 11:30 am, 1:30 pm & 3:30 in Engelhard Court

+ Live Reptile & Bird*:

   • Dinosaurs to Birds with Bill Robinson
   • Snakes-N-Scales and Turtle Tales with Bill Boesenberg

* One ticket included with admission; additional tickets may be purchased


Auditorium shows: 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm


+ Geological demonstrations by scientists from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, the New Jersey Paleontological Society and the New Jersey State Museum


Hands-on activities include:

+ Fossil Rubbings  + Dinosaur Origami  + Create your own Pangaea flip book  + Make a Stegosaurus helmet  + Shark Tooth Fossil Dig

+ Touchable Specimens, including dinosaur and other pre-historic fossils presented by Dinosaurs Rock

Dino Day Video
Click to watch video


+ Tsunami Tank, Geo Treasure Hunt, Sluicing for Minerals, Earthquake Simulator and much more...





+  Meet Dora the Explorer, the Nickelodeon action-adventure hero--bring your camera and take a photo.


Appearing in Engelhard Court: noon *  1 pm  * 2 pm  *  3 pm






The following require additional ticket purchase:

+ Planetarium Shows:
   • Dinosaur Prophecy
Little Star 
   • Zula Patrol

   • Back to the Moon

+ Hurricane Simulator -- Experience winds up to 80 mph 

Dinosaur BBQ
+ Also, enjoy "Dinosaur Sandwiches" (chicken and pulled pork sliders) from the official restaurant-parter Dinosaur Bar-B-Que.  ($2 per sandwich; 3 for $5; Museum Members: 4 for $5).  All proceeds to support the Museum's education programs.)

Express Line available for Museum Members.  Not a member?
Call 973.596.6686.

Presented by the Newark Museum in collaboration with Rutgers University–Newark.


Especially for Members - 9-10 am
Dinosaur Day Members-Only Event
Sign up for the Member-Only Dino Origami activity and beat the crowd before we open to the public. Space is limited. RSVP required by April 30; call 973.596.6699.


Also, look for the Members-Only entrance open throughout the day, and skip the lines.


Above photo courtesy of Field Station: Dinosaur. Puppets designed, created and provided by Erth.  All rights reserved.



Made possible in part through the generosity of:


                                                   Horizion Foundation of New Jersey

Official Airline

United Airlines





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