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Monday July 13, 2020

Though the Virginia Museum of Natural History can't host this year's Dino Festival due to the current health situation, we can still provide you with a small piece of it!

On Thursday, July 23 from 5 to 8 p.m., the museum is hosting the Drive-thru Dinosaur Experience! During the event, museum research and education staff will be on hand to feature a variety of displays of actual dinosaur fossils, dinosaur casts, and other dino-related specimens! The event is open to the public and free of charge.

Some of the displays that will be available include: dinosaur footprints from Virginia, Stegosaurus plates and skull, a giant sauropod femur, a Triceratops skull, a Triceratops horn with Tyrannosaurus rex bite marks, and - of course - a massive, inflatable T. rex!

Museum research staff will also show-off the comparisons between a Tyrannosaurus rex skull and an Appalachiosaurus skull, as well explain how dinosaurs are still among us in the form of birds!

Museum staff will even have a limited number of goody bags to hand out that include an educational craft and souvenir wrist bands!

*Please note that the museum will NOT be open to visitors during the drive-thru experience and visitors are asked to remain in their vehicles during the event. The drive-thru experience is free of charge, but donations will be accepted.

**Displays are subject to change.

***Rain date is Thursday, July 30 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Tags: Entertainment, Festivals, Martinsville, Museums, Virginia Museum of Natural History