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DINOSAURS: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE: **New Exhibit** Opens February 4 and runs through June 4, 2017 

Get ready for exciting dinosaur action as we prepare for the arrival of some fantastic prehistoric beasts. The wonderful NEW exhibit Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice will come roaring at the museum this February! On loan from the Minnesota Children’s Museum, this traveling exhibit builds on the popular fascination with dinosaurs and includes many science activities to challenge all ages. Children will go face-to-face with the prehistoric world and meet dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. The exhibit, created for ages 3-10, will feature two distinct environments and a variety of activities. A Field Research Station also allows children to step into the role of paleontologists by uncovering fossils with brushes and create drawings of the dinosaur environment by using fossil rubbings and tracings.

MY BACKYARD AND BEYOND: Investigate a variety of topics through the familiar entry point of your own backyard.”My House” is an interactive environment introducing visitors to recycling and energy consumption. Explore topics such as biology, ecology, archaeology, geology, and astronomy in the “backyard”. area.

CreARTivity: Discover a series of engaging spaces, each with a different themes and functions. Enter into an area full of hands-on experiences organized around particular art forms, such as drawing, painting, sculpture, and architecture. There’s also a Performance Space that allows for dance, music and small-scale performances. This area includes the Make It & Take It workshops and two classrooms dedicated to serving groups.