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Dinosaurs return to Science Museum on January 12
The program lets people touch real dinosaur fossils
“Return of the Dinosaurs,” presented by Science Museum executive director Jim Rollings, offers people the chance to see and touch actual dinosaur fossils — even a dinosaur egg — while learning about these incredible creatures that once dominated the earth.
“Whether it’s the child in your family, or the child in you, dinosaurs never fail to fascinate,” says Rollings. “I’m looking forward to sharing my dinosaur fossil collection, including some new additions since our last program.”
“Dinosaurs” launched Second Saturday Science in early 2012 and remains the most popular program. “Return of the Dinosaurs” offers a new opportunity for those who missed the first show while featuring new information for return visitors.
While Center in the Square completes its $27 million renovation, the Science Museum is relocated on the second floor of Tanglewood Mall across from Belk. Seating for the program starts at 10:30 a.m. The hour-long presentation begins at 11 a.m.
About the Science Museum of Western Virginia:
Chartered in 1970 as the first science museum in Virginia, the Science Museum of Western Virginia is among the fewer than 5-percent of science centers in the U.S. nationally accredited by the American Association of Museums. While Center in the Square completes its $27 million renovation project, the Science Museum can be found at Tanglewood Mall. Thanks to the Center in the Square renovation, a Reinvention Campaign for all new exhibits, and a vibrant new partnership with Virginia Tech, the Science Museum of Western Virginia will reopen in May 2013 as one of the region’s premier destinations.