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What’s Happening?

 Upcoming events….please check back often for more detailed updates!

NOTE: Calendar subject to change. Please check again prior to attending an event.

2016

Feb 13, Sat 1:30p,-2:30pm…Chemistry Magic Show…Marc Straub from Cool Science will present a “Chemistry Magic Show” at the Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park. Learn how to summon a chemical genie, mix all kinds of magical potions and prepare toothpaste fit for an elephant. This will be an interactive program with loads of fun, new learning experiences, and some surprises in store for you.

Feb 27, Sat 1:30pm…Betsy Ross and the American Revolution…Sienna, the famous Border Collie, helps George Washington battle the British, while Denise Gard brings Betsy Ross to life and shows you how our nation’s flag was made. Learn how to make a five-pointed star with the snip of the scissors and then decorate it to take home! This interactive show starts at 1:30pm at the Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park.

Mar 5, Sat 1:30pm…Science Matters…Come see and participate in this exciting presentation which will include, Newton’s First Law of Motion. Working with pulleys and spinning water and a bed of nails. You will learn about Kinetic and Gravitational Energy and have fun pulling a straw through a potato.

Mar 12, Sat 9:00am-6:00pm…FREE Scout Day…All scouts and their leaders, IN UNIFORM, will be admitted FREE. Flash and Thelma Memorial Hedgehog Rescue will be here from 10:00am-4:00pm. Come see and learn about these adorable creatures which are the oldest living live bearing mammals. They were here with the dinosaurs and are still thriving. Cool Science will do two shows at 12:30pm and 2:30pm on “States of Matter“…Learn about some very surprising things that happen as you change the energy in solids, liquids and gasses. Get an up close and hands on look at these demonstrations, and see a 10’ tall real working geyser. Come be engaged, inspired and excited at the wonder of science with Cool Science! Richard Marold will portray Nikola Tesla from 10:00am-4:00pm. Return to the late 19th and early 20th century in the United States when electricity was radically changing the lives of all Americans. Learn how Tesla devised the system of alternating current and his work that lead to the modern radio. See the Tesla Coil and ask questions about his discoveries of the laser beam, remote control and robotics. Find out about the seven months he spent in Colorado in 1899 conducting experiments in wireless telegraphy. Richard Marold will be here from 10:00am-4:00pm portraying Nikola Tesla and to answer your questions about this brilliant scientist whose work set the stage for technological breakthroughs that shape our world today. The Zoo Mobile will be here from 11:00am-3:00pm with a variety of their wonderful animals. So come and enjoy FREE Scouts day at the Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park.

Apr 30, Sat 9:30am-12:30pm…Steve Veatch’s Exploring Paleontology: The Ice Age – The Colorado Ice Age fossils discovered at Snowmass and the mammoth at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument will provide the backdrop for this class. Participants will get a glimpse into the exotic Ice Age realm and at the fantastic creatures that ruled the land like the mammoths, mastodons, giant bison, sloths and camels. This seminar will lead you to a better understanding of the Ice Age and climate change. Everyone gets a certificate of completion, a fossil specimen and a resource CD to take home. Class is from 9:30am-12:20pm. Pre-registration is required. Call Deb at 719-686-1820 x104. Class fee is $20.00 plus museum admission of $11.50 per person. Students are required to bring a pen, notebook and clip board.

May 21, Sat 11:00am-3:00pm…USAF Academy…Physics is Phun…More details to follow.

May 30, Mon 9:00am-6:00pm…Memorial Day…Yes, We are open! Bring your family and friend to enjoy a day at the Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park.

June 11, Sat 9:00am-3:00pm…Outdoor Family Fun Day…More details to follow.

June 19, Sun 10:00am-3:00pm…Father’s DayFather’s get in free with one paid adult or child admission

June 25, Sat 11:00am-4:00pm…Synergists…Come play catch with robots as they launch balls and drive around obstacles. The Synergists will be demonstrating their robots and Great Ball Contraption at the Dinosaur Resource Center, during this fun filled interactive event. In addition, YoungBotBuilders will be providing interactive LEGO spin Art for visitors to have fun with. You will also be able to find out about classes and LEGO camps at this event.

July 2, Sat 9:00am-4:00pm…Arts and Craft Fair…More details to follow.

July 4, Mon 9:00am-6:00pm…Military Appreciation Day…1/2 off of regular admission with active or retired military I.D.

July 16-17, Sat 10:00am-4:00pm, Sun 11:00am-3:00pm…Pikes Peak “N” Gineers…Please join us for the Pikes Peak “N” Gineers traveling layout exhibition. Scenes are based on real or imaginary area within 300 miles of Colorado Springs. Club members are excited to share with you the history of the layout and how the scenes came to existence. This is a great opportunity to learn about trains, find out about some Colorado history and PLAY!! Bring your camera and join us for this very FUN and UNIQUE event at the Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park.

July 30, Sat 1:30pm…Outback Expedition by Science Matters…. G’day Mates! We’re going “Down Under” at the Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park, on a fascinating expedition. Decorate your own Aboriginal artifact, create your own Mystery Stone with a surprise in the middle and learn about sharks, crocodiles and the Great Barrier Reef. You are not going to want to miss this adventure.

 Aug 6-7, Sat 9:00am-4:00pm, Sun 10:00am-3:00pm…Critter Rescue Roundup…More details to follow.

Aug 20, Sat 11:00am-3:00pm…Planetarium from the Challenger Learning CenterMore details to follow.

Sept 5, Mon 9:00am-6:00pm…Labor Day… Yes, We are open! Bring your family and friend to enjoy a day at the Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park.

Sept 10, Sat 9:00am-3:00pm…Fun with Science Day…More details to follow.

Sept 24, Sat 11:00am-3:00pm…Play Well Lego Event…Power up your engineering skills with PLAY-Well TEKnologies and thousands of LEGO’s at the Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park. Apply real-world concepts in physics and engineering to design and build your own motorized car! Students will learn about gear transmissions and how to power their cars for torque and speed to complete challenges! Ages 5-16. Presentations are at 11:00am and 1:30pm. It is suggested that you come for the beginning of the presentations so that the instructors are better able to help you build your creations. (Please note: Students DO NOT get to keep the LEGO creations).

Oct 29, Sat 1:30pm-3:00pm…Halloween Cool Science Style…Come and make glow in the dark slime, instant worms, invisible alien eyeballs, eerie fog bubbles, creepy noises, shoot fog rings and more!! Get your costume, camera and imagination ready, and come prepared for a very interactive Halloween happening. Treat bags will be given to all children. There will be a parade through the museum at 2:30pm and prizes given out for the Scariest, the Funniest, the Most Creative, and the Best Dinosaur Costume.

Nov 5, Sat 11am-3pm…Join Nature’s Educators between 11am & 3pm as they discuss what raptors, reptiles and dinosaurs all have in common and what differences they have. Get up close and meet live birds of prey and reptiles and learn their personal stories. Be sure to come with questions and your camera! Shows at 11:30am & 1:30pm.

Nov 11, Fri 9:00am-6:00pm…Veterans Day…1/2 off of regular admission with active or retired military I.D.

Nov 19, Sat 1:30pm…Gobble Up…Fun times with Puppeteer/storyteller Cathy Kelsay as she “struts her stuff” with Thanksgiving stories and songs. See if you can catch her silly runaway turkey and create your own turkey puppet to take home. Come on down to the Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park for lots of Thanksgiving fun.

Nov 24, Thurs…Thanksgiving Day…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be CLOSED.

Dec 17, Sat 12:30pm-1:00pm….We Wish You a Merry Christmas Show…They’re Back! Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a fun filled afternoon at the Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park. Meet Santa from 12:30pm-3:00pm and let him know your Christmas wishes. Join Mrs. Claus for a show with stories and songs at 1:00pm. End your Christmas adventure by making a colorful Elf ornament to take home to hang on your tree. See you there!!

Dec 27, Tues 9:00am-6:00pm…Kids Free Day….2 children, ages 12 and under, will receive FREE admission with one paid regular priced adult admission. More Details to follow.

Dec 31, Sat 9:00am-3:00pm…New Year’s Eve…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be closing at 3:00pm on New Year’s Eve.

 

 

 

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