Taking children through a museum can create lifelong memories, but sometimes the excitement can be overwhelming! While T. rex is certainly for all ages, here are some tips for children, ages 4-11, to experience the most in our exhibit The Last American Dinosaurs: Discovering a Lost World.
1. Growing Up Triceratops-Exploring Diet and Growth.
Now that you know how fossils are made, don’t miss the map of North American dinosaur fossil sites behind the FossiLab. Try to locate where the nearest fossil found to where their home lies. You just might have dinosaurs in your own back yard!
Just because the dinosaurs are extinct doesn’t mean fun has to be! For an even more hands-on experience explore Q?rius for teens and Q?rius Jr. for K-8, interactive learning spaces where visitors can hold specimens in our collections, like fossils!
By Paige Rylander, Public Affairs Intern, National Museum of Natural History, with special thanks to NMNH educator Amy Bolton