Dinosaur Week at the ICR Discovery Center


 

Spend Spring Break at the ICR Discovery Center learning about the great giants of the past—Dinosaurs. Experience full-size fossil display, organized group activities and educational presentations from scientists.

 

Speakers
Speakers will include ICR Scientists, Dr. Tim Clarey, Dr. Frank Sherwin, and Dr. Brian Thomas as well as David and Sara Mikkleson of Everything Fossil, Dave Bisbee of Genesis Apologetics, and Tommy Lohman of Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum.

 

Registration
The presentations and activities are free, and no registration is required. Seating is limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis.

Discounted tickets for the exhibit hall and planetarium can be purchased here.

Dates: Mar 12, 2024 - Mar 16, 2024

Schedule

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Time Activity / Speaker Location Description
10:00 a.m. ICR Discovery Center opens
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fossil Petting Zoo Atrium An exceptional opportunity awaits you to examine and interact with real life fossils. Engage with experts in the field of paleontology and delve into the fascinating narrative behind each specimen.
10:30 a.m. “Raising Ruth, Unearthing a Duckbilled Dinosaur in the Hell Creek Formation” by Tommy Lohman of Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum Founder’s Hall Have you ever wanted to get a glimpse into the work of excavating a dinosaur skeleton? How do they excavate those delicate bones? Come and hear Field Paleontologist Tommy Lohman of Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum explain the excavation process and provide relevant insights into the Genesis flood and how it affirms history as recorded in the Bible.
11:30 a.m. Workshop: “Dinosaur Fossil Prep Lab” by Tommy Lohman of Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum Building B Have you ever wondered how paleontologists prepare dinosaur fossils found in the field for museum display? Are you fascinated by dinosaur fossils and the insights they hold? Join Field Paleontologist Tommy Lohman on a unique journey to learn the details of fossil preparation in this lab session. Get your hands on a real fossil and begin prepping it during lab time. All the fossils will stay with the museum. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to have this hands-on experience. This workshop is suitable for ages 12 and up.
1:00 p.m. “Discovering Dinosaurs” by Dr. Brian Thomas of ICR Founder’s Hall Dr. Thomas presents five details about dinosaurs that reframe the biggest dinosaur questions, including how dinosaurs got here and where they went.
2:00 p.m. Workshop “Dinos and Man – a Mystery Worth Solving” by Ms. Emily Steele of ICR Building B Have you ever imagined that you are a brave knight fighting off a dragon or a princess held hostage by the vicious creature awaiting your rescue? Some of our favorite stories, fairy tales, and art are based on history and myth that these creatures (dragons and dinosaurs) lived with man – but did they? Join us as we explore 4 evidences in history, art, the fossil record, and the Bible that dinosaurs existed with man. Suitable for K-5th grade.
5:00 p.m. Discovery Center Closes
Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Time Activity / Speaker Location Description
10:00 a.m. ICR Discovery Center opens
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fossil Petting Zoo Atrium An exceptional opportunity awaits you to examine and interact with real life fossils. Engage with experts in the field of paleontology and delve into the fascinating narrative behind each specimen.
10:30 a.m. “Beholding Behemoth: the Bible, and Science Behind the Chief of Dinosaurs” by Tommy Lohman of Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum Founder’s Hall Are dinosaurs mentioned in the Bible? The book of Job talks about an animal called 'Behemoth,' described as the 'chief of the ways of God.' Join us and learn from Field Paleontologist Tommy Lohman about how Behemoth is a dinosaur and how the details of Job 40 help us understand dinosaur biomechanics.
11:30 a.m. Workshop: “Biomechanical Model” by Tommy Lohman of Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum Building B The sauropod dinosaurs were the largest land animals to have ever walked the face of the earth. They had an interesting movement pattern in their hips and tail. Job 40 mentions Behemoth as a creature with strong muscles, bones, and a swaying tail. This suggests that Behemoth was a sauropod dinosaur. You can join Tommy Lohman in building your biomechanical model hip section of a sauropod dinosaur to take home. This workshop is suitable for ages 12 and up.
1:00 p.m. “Do Dinosaurs Support Evolution” by Dr. Tim Clarey of ICR Founder’s Hall Dr. Clarey talks about the fossil record of dinosaurs, showing they appeared suddenly and without ancestors. He also explains how dinosaurs and birds are not alike, and how dinosaurs did not have feathers. Finally, he addresses the asteroid extinction story and counters with a Biblical explanation of the disappearance of dinosaurs.
2:00 p.m. Workshop “Dinos and Man – a Mystery Worth Solving” by Ms. Emily Steele of ICR Building B Have you ever imagined that you are a brave knight fighting off a dragon or a princess held hostage by the vicious creature awaiting your rescue? Some of our favorite stories, fairy tales, and art are based on history and myth that these creatures (dragons and dinosaurs) lived with man – but did they? Join us as we explore 4 evidences in history, art, the fossil record, and the Bible that dinosaurs existed with man. Suitable for K-5th grade.
5:00 p.m. Discovery Center Closes
Thursday, March 14, 2024
Time Activity / Speaker Location Description
10:00 a.m. ICR Discovery Center opens
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fossil Petting Zoo Atrium An exceptional opportunity awaits you to examine and interact with real life fossils. Engage with experts in the field of paleontology and delve into the fascinating narrative behind each specimen.
10:30 a.m. “Dinosaurs and the Gospel” by Mr. Dave Bisbee of Genesis Apologetics Founder’s Hall What do dinosaurs have in common with the Gospel? A lot more than you probably think! During this session, we will look at dinosaurs from a Biblical perspective, and discover why what we believe about them really does matter.
11:30 a.m. Workshop: “Biomechanical Model” by Tommy Lohman of Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum Building B The sauropod dinosaurs were the largest land animals to have ever walked the face of the earth. They had an interesting movement pattern in their hips and tail. Job 40 mentions Behemoth as a creature with strong muscles, bones, and a swaying tail. This suggests that Behemoth was a sauropod dinosaur. You can join Tommy Lohman in building your biomechanical model hip section of a sauropod dinosaur to take home. This workshop is suitable for ages 12 and up.
1:00 p.m. “God’s Amazing Hummingbird” by Dr. Frank Sherwin of ICR Founder’s Hall Dr. Sherwin will cover the origin of these amazing birds and clearly show they don’t have a dinosaurian ancestry! He will also address their amazing flight characteristics, hummingbird fossils, their incredible vision, migration, feeding, and feather construction.
2:00 p.m. Workshop: “Dinosaur Fossil Prep Lab” by Tommy Lohman of Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum Building B Have you ever wondered how paleontologists prepare dinosaur fossils found in the field for museum display? Are you fascinated by dinosaur fossils and the insights they hold? Join Field Paleontologist Tommy Lohman on a unique journey to learn the details of fossil preparation in this lab session. Get your hands on a real fossil and begin prepping it during lab time. All the fossils will stay with the museum. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to have this hands-on experience. This workshop is suitable for ages 12 and up.
5:00 p.m. Discovery Center Closes
Friday, March 15, 2024
Time Activity / Speaker Location Description
10:00 a.m. ICR Discovery Center opens
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fossil Petting Zoo Atrium An exceptional opportunity awaits you to examine and interact with real life fossils. Engage with experts in the field of paleontology and delve into the fascinating narrative behind each specimen.
10:30 a.m. “The Six Days of Creation for Kids” by Mr. Dave Bisbee of Genesis Apologetics Founder’s Hall Did God really create everything in just six, 24-hour days? What did He create on each day? Join Big Wave Dave for this fun and interactive session as we take a closer look at creation week. This session is specially designed for kids of all ages.
11:30 a.m. Workshop: “Terrific Trilobites” by David and Sara Mikkleson of Everything Fossil Building B In this fun, interactive class, kids get to learn all about trilobites. Each participant will get to make their own trilobite replica to take home while learning about these fascinating fossils. This activity is designed for kids ages 5-12 to attend with a parent.
1:00 p.m. “Do Dinosaurs Support Evolution” by Dr. Tim Clarey of ICR Founder’s Hall Dr. Clarey talks about the fossil record of dinosaurs, showing they appeared suddenly and without ancestors. He also explains how dinosaurs and birds are not alike, and how dinosaurs did not have feathers. Finally, he addresses the asteroid extinction story and counters with a Biblical explanation of the disappearance of dinosaurs.
2:00 p.m. Workshop: “Backyard Paleontologist” by David and Sara Mikkleson of Everything Fossil Building B Learn the exciting process of discovering your own fossils with experienced fossil hunters David and Sara Mikkelson! From where to dig to how to make a replica, we cover each step along the way with practical methods and accessible tools. This class is geared towards young people ages 10+.
5:00 p.m. Discovery Center Closes
Saturday, March 16, 2024
Time Activity / Speaker Location Description
10:00 a.m. ICR Discovery Center opens
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fossil Petting Zoo Atrium An exceptional opportunity awaits you to examine and interact with real life fossils. Engage with experts in the field of paleontology and delve into the fascinating narrative behind each specimen.
10:30 a.m. “The Search for Leviathan” by Mr. Dave Bisbee of Genesis Apologetics Founder’s Hall In chapter 41 of the book of Job, God mentions a fantastic creature called Leviathan. Was this a real creature or was God just using poetic language? During our search, we will take a closer look at Scripture and examine several creatures to determine the possible identity of this mysterious creature.
11:30 a.m. Workshop: “Backyard Paleontologist” by David and Sara Mikkleson of Everything Fossil Building B In this fun, interactive class, kids get to learn all about trilobites. Each participant will get to make their own trilobite replica to take home while learning about these fascinating fossils. This activity is designed for kids ages 5-12 to attend with a parent.
1:00 p.m. “Fresh Fossils from Four Continents” by Dr. Brian Thomas of ICR Founder’s Hall Have you heard about the blood vessels from dinosaur bones? It turns out that’s just the beginning of fresh features from all kinds of fossils. In this presentation, Dr. Thomas explains how we can know that these proteins are relatively young and how these exciting new finds fit with the Bible’s history of the world.
2:00 p.m. Workshop: “Backyard Paleontologist” by David and Sara Mikkleson of Everything Fossil Building B Learn the exciting process of discovering your own fossils with experienced fossil hunters David and Sara Mikkelson! From where to dig to how to make a replica, we cover each step along the way with practical methods and accessible tools. This class is geared towards young people ages 10+.
5:00 p.m. Discovery Center Closes

Location
Founder's Hall
ICR Discovery Center
1830 Royal Ln.
Dallas, TX 75229

For more information please call 800.743.6374 or email discover@ICR.org.

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