Dr. Alex Hastings standing next to triceratops

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.

State Fossil Display

View the fossils nominated to become a symbol of Minnesota! 
Showing in the lobby September - October 


Dinosaurs of Antarctica - Omnitheater movie

Showing Oct. 21, 2021 - June 30, 2022
Runtime: 21 minutes


Dino Dana - Omnitheater movie

Showing Oct. 20 - 31 
Runtime: 25 minutes


Croctober

Celebrate all things crocodilian, including Explore Store specials.
Oct. 1 - 31


Croctober

Celebrate all things crocodilian, including Explore Store specials.
Oct. 1 - 31


Paleontologist presentations

Featuring the Science Museum’s Dr. Alex Hastings plus additional local experts.
Saturdays, 2 p.m. |  Nov. 6 - Dec. 18


Open labs

Go behind the scenes of our Center for Research and Collections laboratories. 
Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3:30 p.m. | Oct. 15 - Dec. 17


Dino Nights 

Explore the museum in a new light.
Fridays & Saturdays, 5-8 p.m. | Nov. 26 - Dec. 18

  • Week 1: Dinosaur shadow puppets.

  • Week 2: Light up tables to build a dino habitat with templates and drawing tools. 

  • Week 3: Bring your flashlight and tour Ultimate Dinosaurs in the dark while participating in a scavenger hunt. 

  • Week 4: Dress like a dino or wear your PJs.