The Orlando Science Center hosts Fossil Fest 6 on Saturday, March 17 – a celebration of dinosaurs, paleontology and fossils. This Scientific Saturday event has the potential to unearth your inner paleontologist as guests experience all things prehistoric, including presentations from fossil experts, bones on display and dino-riffic activities.
The Science Center is proud to feature Peter L. Larson, founder and president of Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, Inc. located in South Dakota, via Skype as he conducts a seminar on extinction theories for the K-T extinction – the one that killed the dinosaurs about 65 million years ago. With more than 30 years’ experience as a professional paleontologist, Larson and his staff of the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research have excavated the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever collected, and excavated the remains of seven more significant T. rex skeletons.
You can become a paleontologist for a day as you interact with members of the Florida Fossil Hunters. They will share specimens found on Florida expeditions. See huge bones and teeth of the mega beasts that thrived here during the ice ages. Plus, learn about methods used to find and preserve these prehistoric wonders. Marvel alongside the Central Florida Shell Club as they display shells and corals from when Florida was just an underwater reef. The Dr. Phillips CineDome will also submerge guests into prehistoric times with the giant screen film Sea Monsters from National Geographic Films.
Fun is not extinct the Science Center as enjoy hands-on activities, including creating dino-crafts in DinoDigs on Level 4; designing their own triceratops hats and paper dinosaur models; and taking a leap into the Jurassic period with fossil making. Dr. Dare’s Lab (also on Level 4) will play host to geology and paleontology experiments. And new this year, experience Jr. Paleontologist, a new program designed by the Orlando Science Center for young fossil hunters!
Admission to Fossil Fest is included with general admission to the Orlando Science Center, which is $17 for adults and $12 for kids (ages 3-11). Guests can also experience Bob the Builder – Project: Build It as well as all other Science Center exhibits, including Science Park, NatureWorks and Our Planet, Our Universe. Access to live science demonstrations and giant screen films like Animalopolis and Arabia. For more information, please call 407.514.2000 or visit www.osc.org.