Dig deeper into the world of dinosaurs at Dino Days

Visitors can embark on a prehistoric adventure at the 17th annual Dino Days presented by Bank of America on Sunday, December 27 and Monday, December 28 at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. A full schedule of special activities will include dinosaur games, a fossil dig, and a paleontology scavenger hunt at this annual dinosaur extravaganza.

Visitors can learn about "modern dinosaurs" and meet live chicks while learning about the relationship between dinosaurs and modern birds. Families can piece together puzzles of life-sized dinosaur heads and step inside the Dino Adventure Zone to match dinosaur cutouts to their corresponding era.

A special paleontology scavenger hunt will send families around the Museum to look for different tools needed on an excavation. Then they can stop by the Fossil Dig to uncover a Maiasaura skeleton and search for a real fossil to keep. Kids can bring their favorite fossil from home to ask "Mr. Fossil" what he knows about the specimen. Live reptiles from the Philadelphia Zoo will be on view to compare their similarities and differences to dinosaurs.

Other special activities available only on these two days are professional face painting, Dino Photos in front of a prehistoric backdrop, dinosaur movies on view all day, and a crayon rubbing craft to take home. The Museum's current special exhibit, The Science of SuperCroc, will be the perfect complement to the festivities as visitors view a 40-foot-long replica skeleton of this massive, extinct creature.

WHAT: Dino Days, presented by Bank of America, featuring a fossil dig, professional face painting, live animals, crafts, and more at this annual dinosaur extravaganza.

WHERE: Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE

DATES: Sunday, Dec. 27 and Monday, Dec. 28, 2009

TIME: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

ADMISSION: $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $8 for children (3-17), free for children 2 and younger. Discounts for museum members.

MORE INFO: Visit http://www.delmnh.org/ or call (302) 658-9111.