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February 05, 2010

Take a Journey Through Time at the 25th Annual Dino Day!

Saturday, March 6, 10 am - 5 pm

For twenty-five years, Dino Day has been one of the most popular family events at the Burke Museum, delighting children and adults by bringing the best of the Burke's fossil collection out of storage for a day dedicated to those intriguing creatures of the past: dinosaurs. This year, celebrate the 25th Annual Dino Day by taking a "journey through time."

From the Cambrian to the Holocene, discover the amazing fossil record and what it tells us about the place of dinosaurs in the great march of time. Dinosaurs may have dominated the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods, but what can the fossil record tell us about the creatures that lived before and after the age of dinosaurs? See real fossils from all eras and take a trip through prehistory!

Professional paleontologists and other dinosaur experts will be at Dino Day to share their knowledge, show off real fossils, and answer questions all day long. Have a burning question about extinction or evolution? Bring it to Dino Day and ask the experts!

Dino Day is a great event for dinosaur enthusiasts of all ages. In addition to seeing real fossils, find a fossil of your own in an activity led by the Stonerose Interpretive Center. See how art helps bring dinosaurs back to life in the Burke exhibit Cruisin' the Fossil Freeway. Let the Burke Museum guide you through time, from 542 million years ago to the present.

Burke Museum members receive priority entrance starting at 9 am. Doors open for the general public at 10 am. Dino Day is included with museum admission and is free to Burke members.

Dinosaur Day is presented by the Burke Museum is partnership with the Northwest Paleontological Association and the Stonerose Interpretive Center of Republic, WA. Dinosaur Day is sponsored by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and the Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation.

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Geologic Time Scale
Geologic Time Scale
Image by Ray Troll