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Dino Academy

Dig into the past as you fill your Paleontologist Passport to become a Junior Paleontologist! The campus will be decked out with dino-themed activities and incredible fossils that are sure to make you roar. Explore deep time and the history of life on Earth, with prehistoric specimens as well as encounters with living dinosaurs!

Activities around campus:

Fossil and mineral displays from the Duke Lemur Center, Tar Heel Gem and Mineral Club, NC Fossil Club, and the Paleo Collections Lab at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Prehistoric Painting with local wildlife artist Stacy Lewis

Walk with the Dinos – see how your footprint and stride compare with a dinosaur’s!

Pop up animal and bug programs throughout the day

Prehistoric Plant scavenger hunt + discover the history behind our Dinosaur Trail’s landscaping