Dakota the Dinomummy Opening Celebration

Join us at the public opening celebration of the newly updated Dakota exhibit, featuring talks on new discoveries about this rare dinosaur from the paleontologists, family activities, tours, and a film showing. Events are in the Russell Reid Auditorium unless otherwise noted.

11 a.m.: Building Opens to the Public

11:15 a.m.: Opening Remarks and Ribbon Cutting in the Northern Lights Atrium

12 p.m.: Book Reading by Becky Barnes
-Prehistories: Dakota the Dinomummy

12:30 p.m.: “The World of Dakota” by Jeff Person

1 p.m.: “Preparing Dakota” by Becky Barnes

1:30 p.m.: “Dakota’s Death and Preservation” by Dr. Stephanie Drumheller-Horton

2 p.m.: Free Viewing of “The Land Before Time” (Rated G: 1988)
-Introduction by NDGS Paleontologists


Other Activities

12-3:30 p.m.: Behind the Scenes Paleontology Lab Tours every 30 minutes. $5/person. Learn more and register at bit.ly/DinomummyTours.

11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: Visit the Preparators Table Next to Dakota to Talk to Some of the People that freed Dakota from its Rocky Grave

11:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m.: Kids Activities (Crafts/Coloring Pages) in the Classroom Area.

Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 11:00am to 4:00pm