Science Sunday: Fossils

We were inspired by our new traveling exhibit, Dinosaurs Around the World for this Science Sunday. Opening this weekend, March 6, 12 animatronic dinosaurs will be taking over the Science Center. How have we been able to learn so much about these amazing creatures that lived millions of years before the first humans walked the …

Virtual Field Trip: Dinosaurs

I’ve never really understood why the word ‘dinosaur’ is used to describe something unintelligent, slow, or out-of-date. Dinosaurs hosted an incredible range of adaptations including tremendous size, huge teeth and claws, defensive plates and spines, incredible speed and teamwork, and innovative ways of flying, swimming, or moving. Their almost 165 million year domination of our …

Movie Monday: The Day the Dinosaurs Died

Narrated by Craig Sechler 66 million years ago something amazing happened. Something terrible and amazing. The dinosaurs had been the dominant species on planet Earth for the past 175 million years but on this day everything would change. They would have turned their heads to the heavens and seen an asteroid barreling toward them. The …

Down to a Science Book Club, Junior: Grandmother Fish

Evolution can be a tricky subject for kids to understand, especially when it comes to concepts like the vastness of time and the slow, gradual changes that life undergoes. Such ideas often don’t seem to make intuitive sense, so what can a scientifically-minded parent tell their children when they ask why dogs and monkeys have …