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December 02, 2003

DINOSAUR DAY

Saturday, March 6, 10 am - 5 pm

Seattle- Dinosaur Day is coming to the Burke Museum Sat. March 6, from 10 am to 5 pm, where you can rub shoulders with creatures and their bones from the past! Our popular Dinosaur Day is your chance to come face to face with these mysterious giants?and their teeth!

Rarely seen fossils from the Burkes extensive collection are brought out especially for this annual event, including items that help to explain how dinosaurs became extinct.

See plant and insect fossils from 50-million-year-old Eocene deposits in Eastern Washington, peer over scientists shoulders as they painstakingly excavate fossil bone from rock, and do your own scrutinizing of our fascinating fossil treasures. Look through tables of dinosaur bones and other dinosaur-era vertebrates, invertebrates, microfossils, plants and minerals, all attended by experts eager to answer your toughest queries.

Therell be plenty of hands-on activities for the entire family. You can make fossil rubbings, dino?drawings, and write about your favorite dinosaur in your very own Dinosaur and Fossil Field Notebook! Check up on science facts and information and travel the Burke in search of colorful stamps for your Dinosaur Timeline.

Members of the Northwest Paleontological Association will display their collections and chat with everyone interested in learning more about the fun of fossils. You can even examine the tools that fossil hunters use to unearth their fabulous finds!

While youre here, explore the Burkes permanent exhibit, Life and Times of Washington State, and get a glimpse of the meat-eating Allosaurus, Washingtons only real dinosaur skeleton! Stroll through a rumbling volcano, study a clutch of 16 real dinosaur eggs, and measure your height against the five-foot-tall thighbone of a giant sauropod. Before you leave, visit the Museum Store to browse through our selection of dinosaur games, puzzles, T-shirts, books and more!

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The Burke is located at the corner of NE 45th St and 17th Ave NE on the UW campus. Hours are 10 am - 5 pm daily, and until 8 pm Thursday. The Museum Store and Museum Caf?are also open during these hours. Admission to the permanent exhibits is $6.50 general, $5 senior, $3 student/youth, FREE to Burke members, children 5 and under, UW faculty, students, and staff. Admission to the special exhibition Out of the Silence is $8 general, $6.50 senior, $5 student/youth.. Out of the Silence is FREE to Burke members, children 5 and under, UW faculty, students, and staff. For 24-hour information, please call 206-543-5590, or visit www.burkemuseum.org

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