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February 09, 2012

Dino Day

Predators and Prey
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
Saturday, March 3, 2012, 10 am – 4 pm

Seattle –The popular family event returns this year to explore prehistoric predators and their prey! Get an up-close view of the Burke Museum’s paleontology collections and learn who was on the hunt, and who was a tasty dinosaur treat.

Dino Day activities include:

  • Watch scientists prepare a 49-million-year-old giant softshell turtle fossil
  • Crack open your own fossils with the Stonerose Interpretive Center
  • Talk with Burke paleontologists about their expeditions around the world
  • Draw your own dinosaur or have a professional illustrator draw one for you
  • Uncover a fossil ichthyosaur in the Dino Dig Pit
  • Dress up in dino-gear
  • Make healthy snacks in the PCC Kid Picks Mobile to fuel your dino discovery

Dino Day is included with museum admission and is FREE for Burke members. Burke members receive priority admission at 9 am; doors open to the general public at 10 am. Parking is available in several UW lots and is $5 until noon, after which it is free.  

Dino Day is presented in partnership with the Northwest Paleontological Association and the Stonerose Interpretive Center of Republic, WA.

High resolution images available, contact burkepr@uw.edu.

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The Burke Museum is located on the University of Washington campus, at the corner of NE 45th St. and 17th Ave. NE. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily, and until 8 pm on first Thursdays. Admission: $10 general, $8 senior, $7.50 student/ youth. Admission is free to children four and under, Burke members, UW students, faculty, and staff. Admission is free to the public on the first Thursday of each month. Prorated parking fees are $15 and partially refundable upon exit if paid in cash. Call 206-543-5590 or visit www.burkemuseum.org. The Burke Museum is an American Association of Museums accredited museum.

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at: 206.543.6450 (voice), 206.543.6452 (TTY), 206.685.7264 (fax), or email at dso@u.washington.edu. The University of Washington makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance of the event as possible, preferably at least 10 days. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(206) 543-9762; FAX (206) 616-1274
burkepr@uw.edu

Image: A young visitor’s close encounter with a Triceratops at a previous Dino Day event. Photo by Carol Swales.