Dino Days 2010 and the Create-a-saurus Contest for kids!

October 29, 2010

Dino Days is just around the corner here at the Museum and we’re getting pretty excited! The event is free with admission to the Museum’s permanent exhibit halls from 11am-3pm on Saturday, November 6. That means totally FREE for all of you members out there! We even have some special guests from Houston PBS coming to share with us their new show Dinosaur Train featuring some cute young dinosaurs traveling around learning about Dinosaurs and their habitats!

Paleontology Hall 2

Join the Dino Days fun before the event by entering our Create-a-saurus coloring Contest!!
We’ll be awarding some really cool prizes and featuring the finalists here on the BeyondBones blog. Download the Create A Saurus Page – you can download and print out as many copies as you like: teachers, make this a class project; parent’s – get your kids excited to attend Dino Days by coloring your sheet early and bringing it with you.

Here are the Create-a-saurus contest rules:

  1. Contest open to kids ages 0-12
  2. Final entry dimensions must be no larger than 8.5” x 11” x 0.25”, entries will not be returned to artists.
  3. Winners will be selected by a panel of Museum staff members and volunteers. Immediate family members of HMNS staff members are not eligible to enter.
  4. Entries must be turned in to the “Create-a-saurus” table at Dino Days during the hours of the event 11am-3pm on November 6th or postmarked by November 4, 2010 (Mailed entries should be sent to “HMNS Education Department, 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030”)
  5. By entering the contest you give permission for your artwork, first name and age to be displayed or reproduced by HMNS
  6. Winning entries will be posted on the HMNS BeyondBones blog with the artist’s first name and age – winners will be responsible for contacting HMNS staff member noted in the post announcing the winners to claim their prize before December 15, 2010. One (1) grand prize winner will receive a Museum Family Membership, three (3) winners (one for each age bracket (0-3, 4-8, 9-12)) will be awarded honorable mention and receive a set of four (4) Museum passes. Questions regarding these rules or the Create-a-saurus contest please contact Allison Kellogg akellogg@hmns.org for more information.

We can’t wait to see you at Dino Days and introduce you to our awesome world of Paleo-fun!

Authored By Allison Kellogg

After volunteering at HMNS since 1993, Allison joined HMNS full time in 2003. Her current job responsibilities include curating the education collections and keeping the summer camp classrooms stocked with materials, facilitating Education special events, and coordinating the Museum's overnight program. In her "spare time" she volunteers with the Junior League of Houston and spends her time in artistic pursuits.

3 responses to “Dino Days 2010 and the Create-a-saurus Contest for kids!”

  1. Alison Malkhassian says:

    I am looking for tickets to breakfast with Dr. Bakker for tomorrow morning. My little 6 year old paleontologist and his two dino-loving friends are desperate to go (actually so are his Mom and Dad :-)). However, I didn’t get my act together soon enough and was just told that it was sold out…now I’m in deep Corporlites! Apologize if this is the wrong media for this request, but any suggestions would be very much appreciated. The ticket office said there wasn’t a clearing house of any kind for people that may want to sell their tickets if they can’t go.

  2. Erin F says:

    Hi Alison! Dr. Bakker is planning to participate in the regular Dino Days event from 11 am – 3 pm. So, if you bring the kids to that, they should be able to meet him! Plus, there is tons of other fun paleontology stuff going on!

  3. Alison Malkhassian says:

    Thanks, Erin. Is there any chance of us getting in if people don’t show up do you think? I don’t know how hard it is for the Museum to determine if all 200 attendees are there or not…but we are happy to pay for the spots if someone doesn’t show. Any suggestions? Otherwise, hopefully the boys will meet him during the day.


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