Allosaurus skeleton in the Dinosaurs & Fossills gallery

Days of the Dinosaurs: Live Experiences

Take a trip back in time at the Science Museum of Minnesota!

Welcome to the Days of the Dinosaurs, featuring fan-favorite exhibits plus new digital and in-museum experiences, including a new Omnitheater movie, exhibition, activities, events, and more.

Open labs

Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3:30 p.m. | Oct. 15 - Dec. 17

There's a lot more than exhibits at the museum. Go behind the scenes and meet the scientists who are making big discoveries during our Open Labs.

Open Labs are included in general museum admission. Find the lab entrance on level 3 near the Dinosaurs & Fossils gallery.

Dino Nights 

Fridays & Saturdays, 5-8 p.m. | Nov. 26 - Dec. 18

Explore the museum in a new light.

  • Week 1: Dinosaur shadow puppets.

  • Week 2: Light up tables with templates and drawing tools. 

  • Week 3: Bring your flashlight and tour Ultimate Dinosaurs in the dark.

  • Week 4: Dress like a dino or wear your PJs for dino dance parties throughout the night.

Fossil Bites

Saturdays, 2 p.m. |  Nov. 6 - Dec. 18

Featuring scientists from the Science Museum and local experts. During Fossil Bites, you'll be able to learn from the people doing amazing work with ancient life and ask questions.

Fossil Bites is included in general museum admission, and the talks will be held in Discovery Hall on level 4.