Dinosaur Week at the ICR Discovery Center


Bring your family and friends to celebrate Dinosaur Week at the ICR Discovery Center on March 14 – March 18. Join us for an interactive fossil molding and casting demonstration, take a remarkable walk among the remains of dinosaurs, mosasaurs, pterosaurs, and other captivating creatures, visit the Fossil Petting Zoo to learn how fossils confirm biblical creation and the Genesis Flood. You will also have the opportunity to hear live presentations, explore creation science exhibits, view planetarium shows, and more! Schedule and details coming soon.

Tickets
Exhibit Hall tickets are available for a discounted rate of $10.00 per person and include access to the live science presentations, atrium activities, the full-size fossil display, as well as the exhibit hall. The discount will automatically be applied at checkout. You can purchase your tickets at dctickets.icr.org. Planetarium tickets are available for purchase at the regular price.

Dates: Mar 14, 2023 - Mar 18, 2023

Schedule

Tuesday, March 14
Time Activity Location Description
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Life-Size Fossil Display Open Exhibit Hall Take a remarkable walk with the remains of dinosaurs, mosasaurs, pterosaurs, and other captivating creatures. Learn how fossils confirm biblical creation and the Genesis Flood. *Paid admission required to enter exhibit hall.
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fossil Examination Station Atrium In this activity, participants will use a microscope to compare real dinosaur fossil pieces and mammal bone samples to observe differences between the two samples. This activity is come and go, and will typically take 10-15 minutes.
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fossil Petting Zoo Atrium Dinosaurs come to life in a new way as you touch real fossils and learn about the creatures they used to be!
10:15 a.m. “Dinosaurs and the Bible” presentation with Dr. Frank Sherwin Founder’s Hall A creationist and evolutionist can work together to dig up a dinosaur fossil. They will just disagree on where the dinosaur came from, how long ago it lived, and what killed it. Dr. Sherwin begins this talk by asking children under 12 to identify pictures of some of the more popular “thunder lizards.” He then uses the fossil record to show that dinosaurs have always been dinosaurs—they didn’t evolve from other reptiles or turn into birds. Evolutionary scientists teach many strange theories about how the dinosaurs died off, but much can be explained by the worldwide Flood of Genesis.
5:00 p.m. Discovery Center closes
Wednesday, March 15
Time Activity Location Description
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Life-Size Fossil Display Open Exhibit Hall Take a remarkable walk with the remains of dinosaurs, mosasaurs, pterosaurs, and other captivating creatures. Learn how fossils confirm biblical creation and the Genesis Flood. *Paid admission required to enter exhibit hall.
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fossil Examination Station Atrium In this activity, participants will use a microscope to compare real dinosaur fossil pieces and mammal bone samples to observe differences between the two samples. This activity is come and go, and will typically take 10-15 minutes.
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fossil Petting Zoo Atrium Dinosaurs come to life in a new way as you touch real fossils and learn about the creatures they used to be!
10:15 a.m. “De-Evolutionizing Dinosaurs” presentation with Mr. Dave Napier Founder’s Hall Who doesn't like dinosaurs? There's only one thing bad about them. Every time you hear about them it's "65 Million Years ago...". The truth is, we have evidence of man living with dinosaurs. If dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago, like we are told, how did people know what they looked? This fun and engaging presentation is meant for all ages and discusses the evidence that dinosaurs are in the Bible, lived with man, and walked the earth in recent history. The observable evidence points to a recent creation.
5:00 p.m. Discovery Center closes
Thursday, March 16
Time Activity Location Description
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Life-Size Fossil Display Open Exhibit Hall Take a remarkable walk with the remains of dinosaurs, mosasaurs, pterosaurs, and other captivating creatures. Learn how fossils confirm biblical creation and the Genesis Flood. *Paid admission required to enter exhibit hall.
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fossil Examination Station Atrium In this activity, participants will use a microscope to compare real dinosaur fossil pieces and mammal bone samples to observe differences between the two samples. This activity is come and go, and will typically take 10-15 minutes.
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fossil Petting Zoo Atrium Dinosaurs come to life in a new way as you touch real fossils and learn about the creatures they used to be!
10:15 a.m. “Fossils: Evolution or Flood” presentation with Dr. Brian Thomas Founder’s Hall In this interactive presentation, Dr. Thomas shows certain fossils with features that refute gradual evolution and slow fossilization through evidence of purposeful design and rapid burial.
5:00 p.m. Discovery Center closes
Friday, March 17
Time Activity Location Description
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Life-Size Fossil Display Open Exhibit Hall Take a remarkable walk with the remains of dinosaurs, mosasaurs, pterosaurs, and other captivating creatures. Learn how fossils confirm biblical creation and the Genesis Flood. *Paid admission required to enter exhibit hall.
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fossil Examination Station Atrium In this activity, participants will use a microscope to compare real dinosaur fossil pieces and mammal bone samples to observe differences between the two samples. This activity is come and go, and will typically take 10-15 minutes.
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fossil Petting Zoo Atrium Dinosaurs come to life in a new way as you touch real fossils and learn about the creatures they used to be!
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. “Backyard Paleontologist: How we find, dig, and replicate fossils” demonstration by David and Sara Mikkelson of Everything Fossil Building B Join us for an interactive fossil molding and casting demonstration. This activity is intended for students 3rd grade and above. Space is limited to 20 participants on a first come first served basis.
1:15 p.m. “From Dirt to Display: The Journey of a Dinosaur Bone” presentation with David and Sara Mikkelson of Everything Fossil Founder’s Hall How are fossils found and excavated? How do we know where to dig to find a dinosaur? Discover the epic journey of a dinosaur bone from discovery all the way through the intricate process of being repaired and mounted for display.
5:00 p.m. Discovery Center closes
Saturday, March 18
Time Activity Location Description
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Life-Size Fossil Display Open Exhibit Hall Take a remarkable walk with the remains of dinosaurs, mosasaurs, pterosaurs, and other captivating creatures. Learn how fossils confirm biblical creation and the Genesis Flood. *Paid admission required to enter exhibit hall.
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fossil Examination Station Atrium In this activity, participants will use a microscope to compare real dinosaur fossil pieces and mammal bone samples to observe differences between the two samples. This activity is come and go, and will typically take 10-15 minutes.
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fossil Petting Zoo Atrium Dinosaurs come to life in a new way as you touch real fossils and learn about the creatures they used to be!
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. “Backyard Paleontologist: How we find, dig, and replicate fossils” demonstration by David and Sara Mikkelson of Everything Fossil Building B Join us for an interactive fossil molding and casting demonstration. This activity is intended for students 3rd grade and above. Space is limited to 20 participants on a first come first served basis.
11:15 a.m. “Dinosaur Fossils on the Moon? Answers to Wacky Ideas You Have Heard About Dinosaurs” presentation with Dr. Tim Clarey Founder’s Hall We’ve all heard some pretty wild claims about how dinosaurs lived 66 million years ago, were killed by a giant asteroid, that they had feathers, and how birds are evolutionary descendants of dinosaurs. But how much of this is fact, and how much is fiction? Join Dr. Clarey as he examines these claims and lays out what we really know from science and Scripture.

**Please note that this presentation is part of the monthly meeting of the Day4 Astronomy group, which meets starting at 10:30 a.m. in Founder’s Hall. This meeting is open to the public, and will run from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. “Backyard Paleontologist: how we find, dig, and replicate fossils” demonstration by David and Sara Mikkelson of Everything Fossil Building B Join us for an interactive fossil molding and casting demonstration. This activity is intended for students 3rd grade and above. Space is limited to 20 participants on a first come first served basis.
5:00 p.m. Discovery Center closes

Location
ICR Discovery Center
1830 Royal Lane
Dallas, TX 75229

For more information, please email events@ICR.org.

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