Uncover the past with Diggin’ Dinos at Discovery Center July 27

Budding paleontologists uncover a fossil in Discovery Center's outdoor Dino Dig Pit. (Photo provided)

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Dig, explore, learn and create all things prehistoric Friday, July 27, at Rockford’s Discovery Center for Diggin’ Dinos. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Lace up your boots, put on your hat, and head to Discovery Center’s outdoor dinosaur quarry. Uncover a mystery, play with plaster and get a feel for fossils.

Test your knowledge of the Mesozoic in the dinosaur gameshow, and use your Cretacious creativity to fashion a prehistoric puppet.

Touch real dinosaur bones, assemble a skeleton, talk to a paleontologist and more.

A Rockford Park District shuttle will travel between Discovery Center and offsite parking lots between 11:15 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. for visitors needing to park offsite. The service is free.

Discovery Center Museum is inside Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St., Rockford. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., daily. Admission is $7 for adults and children ages 2-17, and free for museum members and children age 1 and younger.

The museum can be reached at (815) 963-6769, or visit www.discoverycentermuseum.org.

Posted July 26, 2012

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