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Community Day: DINO FEST at The Newark Museum of Art

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm


Dinosaurs and fossils take over the Museum in a spectacular virtual celebration for the whole family. Discover our prehistoric past through fun, interactive activities and performances.

Storytime Live with Field Station: Dinosaurs, 10-10:45am 
Join us virtually at Field Station Dinosaurs for a dino-inspired reading and songs. Then with the help of Mary H., the Museum’s science educator, use materials found around the house to make and hatch a DIY “dino egg.”  This session will be accessible on Zoom and Facebook Live.

Learn how to draw a realistic dinosaur with Dino Art, 11am-Noon
Bob Walters and Tess Kissinger operate a dinosaur art studio, where they create paleontological life reconstructions and dinosaur illustrations, as well as dinosaur and prehistoric life sculptures. Join Bob for a lesson in drawing a dinosaur. Learn how to create features and effects that make your drawing come alive. This session will be accessible on Zoom and Facebook Live.

Bones and Fossils Up Close with DINOSAURS ROCK!, 1-2pm      
DINOSAURS ROCK® brings authentic, museum-quality specimens right to your screen, including the giant, life-size skull of Sue, the famous T-Rex.  Join us for a fact-filled and entertaining Jurassic journey, filled with an up-close view of dinosaurs and prehistoric fossils spanning millions of years.  Feel free to send questions through the chat!  This session will be accessible on Zoom and Facebook Live. For more dino learning and fun, visit www.DinosaursRock.com and check out @dinosaursrockevents on Facebook.

Virtual Tour of Dinosaur Exhibitions at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 2:30-3:30pm
Take a fascinating live tour of the prehistoric exhibitions at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. From the comfort of your home, meet full-size mounted dinosaur skeletons and learn what they reveal about our planet’s past.  This session will be accessible on Zoom and Facebook Live.  For more  learning and fun visit https://naturalsciences.org and check out @naturalsciences on Facebook.

Prehistoric Animals in the Modern World with Eyes of the Wild, 4-4:45pm
Join Eyes of the Wild to see live animals that trace their evolution from dinosaurs over millions of years, and meet modern animals that have lived almost unchanged since. Bring your questions and prepare to be amazed!  This session will be accessible on Zoom and Facebook Live.

Dino Party, 5-6pm
A dance party with dino puppets? It’s the only way to wrap up our prehistoric day! Don’t become a fossil; join us and shake your tails off with Imagine That!!! 

To help make this session fun and interactive, the video feature will be enabled and participants will be visible to all those in this session. (Please note that by joining in, you are allowing others to see you.) This session will only be accessible only on Zoom.



September 12
10:00 am - 6:00 pm


The Newark Museum of Art
Virtual - ZOOM + Google Map

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