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Art Lab

Become a paleo art storyteller and pair real science with your creativity to draw, sculpt, and design a day in the life of a dinosaur.

Design a dinosaur hatchling
Draw a dinosaur hatchling, scan it, and watch it hatch and come to life on a large projection screen!

Sculpt a dinosaur egg
A bronze dinosaur egg cast is missing its top! Use putty and tools to help experiment with sculpting and complete the sculpture.

Create a dinosaur dinner scene
Use a magnetic board to compose a scene of herbivores and carnivores eating a meal!

Trace a dinosaur trackway
Create your own trackway—fossilized evidence of dinosaur movement— by making a rubbing from a textured plate.

Animate a dinosaur
Spin a praxinoscope and watch as two different dinosaurs come to life!

Create a dinosaur comic strip
Make a comic book-style story of a day in the life of a dinosaur.


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We would like to help you prepare ahead of time for some of the sights and sounds you will experience at The Children's Museum. Learn More

Contains loud noises Contains bright light Contains tactile opportunity