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Dinosaur Train 2013

Grab your family and friends and join a fascinating time that only dinosaurs and trains can bring together.

 

 

Dinosaur  Train

August 16,17,23,24

 

Roar...take a ride back to the Jurassic Period on the Dinosaur Train™! 
Patterned after the hit PBS Television cartoon series, families take an adventurous ride to the Nature Trackers Activity Area where they explore, play and learn about life science, natural history and dinosaurs. Guests will meet their favorite T-rex, Buddy, find real fossils and dig for dinosaur bones! There is also music, giant dinosaurs and merchandise!

WHAT'S INCLUDED:  
 Steam train ride to the Nature Trackers Activity Area  
 Nature Trackers Membership Card After participating in the challenges at the activity/exploration area, membership cards will be distributed to children on the train journey back to the depot.
Nature Trackers Club Guide Book In partnership with PBS, children will have the opportunity to join the Nature Trackers Club by participating in activities at the activity/exploration area. Nature Trackers Club Guide Books will be distributed on the outbound trip to the activity/exploration area. The guidebooks contain challenges that correspond to activities they will participate in at the activity/exploration area.
Conductor Punching Commemorative Dinosaur Train Ticket Each passenger will be provided a souvenir Dinosaur Train ticket.
AT THE NATURE TRACKERS ACTIVITY AREA:  
Dinosaur Footprints (Challenge #1 TRACKING) Follow the life-sized dinosaur footprints on the ground and  figure out which prints belong to which inflatable dinosaur?! Kids will see some of their favorite characters from the show!
The Ol’ Susquehanna Mine (Challenge #2 COLLECTING)

 

Each Guest takes the mine tour  and learns about the unique history of the Ol’ Susquehanna Mine. After witnessing the exploding mine shaft and history tour the guests  learn how to pan for fossils! Each guest receives a bag of fossil bearing ore. There are over 20 different fossils along with a beautiful identifying card!

 

Inflatable Dinosaur Display Huge  inflatable dinosaurs right from the show!
Photos with Buddy Free photo opportunities with Buddy will be available at the activity area.
Temporary Tattoos Dinosaur Train themed temporary tattoos to children’s faces, arms or hands at the Activity Area.

Spin Art Area Make some wile creations with the spin art machine!
Excavation Area – Dinosaur Dig! (Challenge #3 CONSERVATION) Guests will participate in a real archeology dig and find dinosaur skeletons.
Dinosaur  Show

 

Field Paleontologists Mike and Roberta Straka will take you on a scientific exploration highlighting the world of dinosaurs, fossils and rocks/minerals. Each summer, the team explores the Badlands of North and South Dakota excavating dinosaurs.

This fun-filled wow-factor show will cover the formation of fossils and herbivores vs. carnivores. We will discuss our work as field paleontologist and our background in geology in a relatable way with entertainment, humor, magic and real fossils. The presentation will feature:

* “Mr. Nixon”, a real eight foot Triceratops skull discovered by our team in 1996 and is 67 million years old

* A real Albertosaurus skull will highlight the features of a carnivore.

* Original music

* songs

* show & tell with rare fossils

* a touch of magic which includes a special “egg magic trick” which segues to *presentation of a real dinosaur egg fossil

* “Dinosaur Game Show” will round out the show.

 

   

 

   

More Info

What is the Nature Trackers Club?

Dinosaur Train Nature Trackers Club is a community of young children, their families and educators committed to learning about nature and doing good things for their environment. Nature Trackers enjoy exploring and having adventures, respecting their environment, collecting things, tracking and observing plants and animals, and challenging themselves to get outside and make discoveries every day. We post new Nature Trackers Challenges monthly – sign up for our e-newsletter (here) to get them sent right to you inbox!

 

How do I become a Nature Tracker?

Buddy, Tiny, Shiny and Don formed a Nature Trackers Club and you can join too! Print out the Nature Trackers Guide Book to get started. All you need to do is complete a Nature Trackers Challenge, and you’re on your way! And to receive your official Nature Trackers token, complete all four challenges and mail in the membership form included in the Guide Book.* You can also print out your own Nature Trackers Club sign to mark your clubhouse!

And remember, the first rule of the Nature Trackers club is to have fun!