Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
The Kentucky location hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 central time. The Texas location hours are 9 to 5 central time. (every day except Christmas and Thanksgiving Day). The Florida location is open every day from 9-5.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
- We're open every day except Christmas Day (but the Florida location is even open that day).
- We're affordable - $12.75 adults, $9.75 ages 3-12, under 3 free, if you have a group of 12 or more and call ahead, it's only $6 per person
- If you have a buch of dogs coming with their owners to your house like I do, bring them too! Friendly pets on leashes are always free
- We have a walking path for you to burn off the holiday calories.
- We're a good stopping point if you're traveling- we're halfway between Louisville and Nashville on I-65 and between Tampa and Orlando on I-4, and just an hour or so from Dallas/Fort Worth
- We're fun! Where else can you see over 150 life size dinosaurs?!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
The winners are Jennifer Trellu of Clearwater, Florida - Gary O'Daniel of Bardstown, Kentucky - Nick Jacobe of Altamonte Springs, Florida. These were the first three to email the correct responses.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
If you took advantage of the August Double Dino Days in Florida or Kentucky, now's the time to take advantage of those. If you visited Dinosaur World in August, you received a free pass to come back in December. So, come on and visit!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Kentucky = We will only be closed on Thanksgiving Day (so our staff and dinosaurs can spend time with their families). We are open every day of the year (except Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day) from 8:30 am to sunset central time.
Florida = We are open every day of the year from 9 - 5 (that goes to 9-6 in the summer).
Texas = We will only be cloased on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, all other days of the year, we are open 9-5 (and 9-6 in the summer).
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Have you brought your dog to Dinosaur World yet? What are you waiting for? If you bring your dog in November, you get $2 off admission!
Grandparents, bring your grandkids this coming Sunday - November 15th and they can get in free! (up to 4 kids). We were thinking that November means family and so we thought we'd help with some family time.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
FREE KIDS ON HALLOWEEN - Children ages 3 to 12 that come to Dinsoaur World in costume on Halloween day will receive FREE admission (and some candy) during regular business hours. For safety purposes, the children must be accompanied by an adult. We ask that you limit the children to four per adults.
GRANPARENT'S SUNDAYS - The first two Sundays in November are grandparent's Sundays. Children accompanied by their grandparents will receive FREE admission on these two days. (November 1st and November 8th). We ask that you limit the children to four per couple.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Link to this website to learn more about "Walking With Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular". http://www.dinosaurlive.com/
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
If you're like me, you're asking how do scientists know these aren't just regular smooth rocks? Because they've been found so many times in fossils of dinosaurs that scientists say they are not just a coincidence. And, because some animals have gastoliths today.
It's neat to hold a stone that's been in a dinosaur stomach. See all the cool things you can do at Dinosaur World?!
Friday, September 25, 2009
Florida year pass holders can enjoy 1/2 price admisison to MOSI thru the end of the year. Beginning in January, Florida members can also enjoy 50% off Fantasy of Flight admission. And, 1/2 price admission to Weeki Wachee Springs in Flroida too!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Now you can visit Dinosaur World on two websites. We've had www.dinoworld.net since the beginning, but just got www.dinosaurworld.com. They are mirror images at this time. Look around and let us know what you think.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
The next special event will be on Halloween Day. Any child in costume will receive free admission to any of our three Dinosaur World locations.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Residents of Barren and surrounding counties will receive $1 admission with proof of residency to Dinosaur World on Saturday, September 12th during “Dino-mite Day”. Allen, Barren, Edmonson, Hart, Metcalfe, Monroe and Warren Counties in Kentucky will receive admission to Dinosaur World for only $1 in order to say “thank you” for the continued support of the park. This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the local people who support us throughout the year. All park exhibits will be open to visitors during “Dino-mite Day”. These exhibits include the Dinosaur Walk with over 100 life-sized dinosaurs; Fossil Dig, Prehistoric Museum, Movie Cave, Boneyard, Mammoth Gardens, playground, picnic areas and more. Also visit Kentucky Action Park, Mammoth Cave Wildlife Museum and Cave Country Go Karts for special discounts on September 12th. These Cave City attractions are working together to bring one special day to local residents!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
We're open every day of the year but Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day - so we're open today and we'll waiting to see you!
Friday, September 4, 2009
"Let's take a road trip!" is something my friends and I would say in college all the time. Now, that I'm a mom, I still take lots of road trips, just the method changes a bit. Dinosaur World fits into all road trips. So, be it in a corvette, caravan, camero, charger or camry, we're fun for all!
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Our dinosaurs, our fossils, out skeletons, our mammoths, and our employees are waiting to see you! The weather will be perfect. Bring the kids and the dogs and enjoy Dinosaur World!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Since I've been gone, we've added a new indoor fossil dig to the giftshop in Kentucky. During the winter months, we hold an indoor fossil dig instead of the outside one due to the weather. This new indoor fossil dig is very preshistoric looking and has much more room for lots more fossils. All our locations are open year around.
Friday, August 21, 2009
- AUGUST DOUBLE DINO DAYS = Don't forget to visit us in August because you'll get a free pass to come back any day in December. So August admission equals free December admission. We're open every day year around except Christmas Day and December is a great time to visit to get dinosaur gifts! This is for Florida and Kentucky locations.
- KENTUCKY $1 DINOMITE DAY = On Saturday, September 12th, residents of Barren and surrounding counties in Kentucky will receive $1 admisson with proof of residency. That's Allen, Barren, Edmonson, Hart, Metcalfe, Monroe and Warren Counties in Kentucky.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
We love dogs so much that we've designated November as pet month. Pet owners who bring in their pets receive $2 off admission at any of our 3 locations.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
If you have a child ages 3-12, and it's their birthday, they will receive free admission on their birthday. Try to bring something showing it's their birthday.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Program of Studies: SC-P-STM-S-1 – Students will use senses to observe and describe properties of material objects (color, size, shape, texture, flexibility, magnetism)
Corresponding Activity - One exhibit at Dinosaur World is the “touch and tell”. This is part of the Prehistoric Museum. At this exhibit, students use their sense of touch only to feel the shape of a small dinosaur. Then, using their sense of touch only, they must decide what dinosaur they just felt. The teacher can lead a discussion on the importance of the sense of touch. The point should also be made on how the senses compliment each other and how senses take over when one is absent. The teacher can ask the question, “Would a different guess have been made if another sense was used?”
Corresponding Activity – In the Fossil Dig, point out how the sand falls thru the sifters. Explain that gravity is pulling the sand thru the sifters. Let the students put the sand in the fossil cup. Point out that unlike the sifter, which allows the sand to fall thru, the cup is holding the sand from falling.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
- Dinoaur Walk - over 150 life size dinosaurs in a natural setting
- Boneyard - unearth a life size dinosaur skeleton
- Prehistoric Museum - lots of fossils!
- Movie Cave - watch an educational dinosaur movie in a unique setting
- Mammoth Garden - mingle with our new mammoth herd
- Carnivore Boardwalk - enter if you dare
- Skeleton Garden - see our replica skeletons
- Deinonychus Island - cross over into our raptor island
- Giftshop - over 5,000 square feet of cool dinosaur stuff
- Playground and picnic area and more!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
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Friday, July 31, 2009
Come visit Dinosaur World in August and receive a free ticket to come back any day in December! That's one free ticket for every ticket purchased! WOW!
(only valid in Kentucky and Florida location - and we're only closed on Christmas Day)
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
In August it's Double Dino Days - visit in any day in August and come back free in December. September 12 is county days were visitors of Barren and the counties that touch Barren (Allen, Edmonson, Hart, Metcalfe, Monroe and Warren) can come for $1 admission with proof of residency. October is dog month where pet owners receive $1 discount if you come in with your dog. We have lots of "excuses" to come see us. I promise you won't be disappointed!
Monday, July 27, 2009
Coprolite (meaning "dung stone") is fossilized feces (animal waste). And no, coprolite does not smell bad - it had undergone a fossilization process. A close examination can help determine whether a specimen is a coprolite or just a rock. If the specimen contains fossilized bits of crushed and partly-digested organic material, it is not a rock, but a fossil.
Coprolites record the diet, feeding behavior, and habitat of prehistoric animals. Paleontologists can study the contents of a coprolite to see what one meal of an animal consisted of. For example, if the coprolite consists of partially digested plant material (leaves, seeds, bark, roots), the animal in question was probably an herbivore (plant-eater); if the coprolite contains bits of animal material (crushed bits of bones, sinew, claws), the animal in question was a carnivore (meat-eater).
Information about the plants and animals in the coprolite can tell you about the animal that produced the coprolite. For example, if bits of a swamp-dwelling creature were in the coprolite (eaten by the carnivore), then the carnivore probably also lived near a swamp. Also, if the bones in the coprolite are from a juvenile of a species, you know what a prey animal of the carnivore was. By examining the contents of the coprolite, you can also determine if the animal chewed its food, or wolfed it down, letting stomach acids and/or gastroliths (stomach stones) digest the food.
It is very difficult (usually impossible) to determine which animal produced the coprolite. You can perhaps tell what animal it came from if you find the coprolite in a bone bed (a fossil site in which many skeletons of the same animal are found). Otherwise, it would be very hard (practically impossible) to tell which genus it came from.
Coprolite comes in many shapes and sizes (depending on the animal it came from). Its color depends on the type of soil and minerals in which it was buried (this determines which minerals were absorbed/replaced in the specimen). Coprolites from many animals have been found, including dinosaurs. Dinosaur coprolites up to 16 inches in diameter have been found.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
You can shop online for some of our most popular items = http://www.elce.nu/dinoworld/dinoshop.cfm
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
A big shout out to the state welcome center employees. They are vital to the success of Dinosaur World. They answer all kinds of travel questions including those about our dinosaurs!
Monday, July 20, 2009
You may have to scroll thru a couple coupons to get to ours. But, it's an enjoyable scroll that will let you see other fun things to do while you're in Kentucky!
We try to keep our rates low enough for families to enjoy ($12.75 for adults, $9.75 for ages 3-12) without causing too much pain in the pocketbook. So, you won't find many discount coupons out there. But, we do offer a really cool free gift at the link above. It's a dinosaur figurine for the kids. They really do enjoy it! So, come see us and leave with your very own dinosaur!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
In our indoor Prehistoric Museum you can see an example of this fact. We have a tail spike of a Stegosaurus and beside the spike we have a golf ball on a tee. Seeing these together makes the fact hard to forget. - That's what we're all about - having fun while you learn!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Memphis is about 3-4 hours away. This makes me think again of our great location. Kentucky is just one hour from Louisville and Nashville, 1.5 to Lexington, 3 to Cincinatti, 4 to Indianapolis, 6 to Chicago and Atlanta. We have a great location! Florida is just 20 minutes from Tampa, 1 hour to Orlando. Texas is just 1 from the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and 3 to Austin. Come see us! It's worth the drive!
Friday, July 3, 2009
If the "boneyard" is not enough sand for you, try our Fossil Dig, where visitors can sift thru sand in search of authentic fossils to take home. Put your toes in the sand and see over 150 life size dinosaurs!
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
It's been 100 years since dinosaur tracks were found in the Paluxy River at what is now Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, Texas. The city celebrates this finding as part of the 4th of July Parade. Dinosaur World is celebrating this fact with a float in the parade - a red, white and blue stegosaurus! The parade will be at 8:30 am on Saturday, July 4th. Don't miss our unique entry!
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Treat a child as though he already is the person he’s capable of becoming – Haim Ginoti
Friday, June 19, 2009
The picture below is on I-4, exit 17 at Plant City. It's another icon for the area. We wouldn't want you to miss the turn! Our Texas location is off the interestate. But the entrance is equally impressive. And, it's just in front of Dinosaur Valley State Park. So, you can see our life size dinosaurs then go see some of the best preserved dinosaur tracks in the world at the state park. They are all great trips!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I also brought two authentic dinosaur eggs. This was a nice fit becuase there were lots of expectant fathers in prehistoric times too! You can see authentic dinosaur eggs, raptor claws, dinosaur teeth, and many other fossils in our indoor Prehistoric Museum. It's just one of our many great exhibits.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Kentucky Program of Studies: SC-P-STM-S-1 – Students will use senses to observe and describe properties of material objects (color, size, shape, texture, flexibility, magnetism)
One exhibit at Dinosaur World is the “touch and tell”. This is part of the
Prehistoric Museum. At this exhibit, students use their sense of touch only
to feel the shape of a small dinosaur. Then, using their sense of touch only, they must decide what dinosaur they just felt. The teacher can lead a discussion on the importance of the sense of touch. The point should also be made on how the senses compliment each other and how senses take over when one is absent. The teacher can ask the question, “Would a different guess have been made if another sense was used?”
Thursday, June 11, 2009
So, what are you waiting for? Don't take for granted what's in your own backyard! Get out and see this iconic American treature today!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
I took a Hadrosaur egg. Hadrosaurs are duck bill dinosaurs. They have teeth, but there are more like cheek teeth, which are better suited for plant eating. I also took a Therizinosaurus egg. These are very unique dinosaurs becuase they have huge front claws. Scientists believe these were used to dig for insects to eat.
We have lots of amazing fossils at Dinosaur World There two eggs are just examples of what can be found in our Prehistoric Museum.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
"We drove 2 days just to get here and my kids want to know when we can come back." - Erin Baldwin, Livonia, MI
These positive quotes make my already fun job even better. This also brings up a good point. Children just want to have fun and enjoy some experiences with the ones they love. So, what are you waiting for - get out do dinsoaur world! You can choose - Kentucky, Florida or Texas.
Monday, June 1, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
"The setting was great. We enjoyed everything. My son loved it. This park got more ooh’s and aah’s than Disney!" - Bradley Pahm, Evergreen Park, IL
YEAH! You have to come see for yourself if you agree. One thing I promise, we'll exceed your expectations. Children don't need lots of money, rides, stimulus, etc to have a good time. They just want some quality time with their families to make memories to last! We can provide that!
Every visitor gets a map to the park. On the back of the map are some survey questions. This was where the above quote appeared.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
One of my favorite quotes is "Forget not that the winds long to play with your hair". – Kahil Gibran. So get out and enjoy life - preferably at Dinosaur World, but definitely somewhere!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Let me leave you with a poem from one of our visitors...
“On Dinosaur World” – Norm Vitting – Glen Rock, NJ
There’s a place quite far from home
Where lifelike, scary dinosaurs roam.
Some just stand.
Some are in fights,
But convincing enough
To keep you up nights.
T-Rex and stegos,
And Raptors and more!
They peek over trees,
Through shrubbery thin,
So real do they look,
You jump out of your skin!
Tho, I’m not quite a saint,
And not much of a sinner.
If these things were real
I’d surely be dinner!
You gasp and you pant,
You run out and then
You say, “that was fun,”
Let’s do it again!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Plan to visit Florida and Dinosaur World!
Friday, May 8, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Click below for a "Teacher's Guide to Dinosaur World" or call us and ask about our core content educational activities. http://www.dinoworld.net/pdf/TeachersGuide.pdf
Friday, May 1, 2009
It will be raining in much of the country this weekend, but remember Dinosaur World is open every day of the year (except Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day) from 9:00. We're here rain or shine, so bring your jackets and enjoy the outdoors!
Thursday, April 30, 2009
For our Texas friends dealing with school closings due to illness, as long as your well, come visit while you're out of school!
Monday, April 27, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
See everything the area has to offer!
In Kentucky = www.mammothcave.com
In Florida = www.visittampbay.com
in Texas = www.glenrosetexas.net
Friday, April 17, 2009
Just remember, it's important to create memories with your children. You don't have to go on fancy trips to exotic locations. Kids just want your time. Dinosaur World offers educational family fun at affordable prices ($12.75 adults and $9.75 for ages 3-12) and you can every bring your dog for free!
Get out and enjoy your family. If your looking for more to do, check out www.mammothcave.com in Kentucky - www.visittampabay.com in Florida - www.glenrosetexas.net in Texas and make it a weekend trip!
Friday, April 10, 2009
I swear a 2 year old came up to me and asked if I had a Pachycephalosaurs. I looked at his mom in amazement. Then I said, "I bet you don't know what that is." He ran over to a display and brought me one. - for those of you that don't know a Pachycephalosaurus, it's a very distinct dinosaur wtih a head that looks like he's wearning a helmet. The 2 year old said it was his favorite. Kids love this place!
Here's a link for more on Pachycephalosaurus. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/dinosaurs/dinos/Pachy.shtml
This is a great website for basic information on dinosaurs.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
The Boneyard is an exhibit at the Florida and Kentucky locations where visitors can unearth a life size dinosaur skeleton in a unique setting. It is coming soon to Texas. We have lots of interactive exhibits in addition to our over 100 life size dinosaurs. Check out our website for more information = www.dinoworld.net
Thanks to all the spring breakers who are coming into the parks! We're having lots of fun with you!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Texas is of the main road a bit on Park Road 59, just in front of Dinosaur Valley State Park. We're hard to miss on the interestate. However, if you're coming southbound on I-65 from Louisville, our state brown sign was damaged on a car accident. so, you won't see the dinosaur until you've passed the exit. I wanted eveyone to know so you wouldn't have to turn around!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
I'm very excited about this. I know we're great and it's nice to be confirmed by such a high profile newspaper. But don't take our word for it - check it out yourself! All our locations are very similar.
This is twice for a mention in USA Today in a short time. They named us as one of 51 new recommended attractions in their May 23rd issue last year. The paper picked one new attraction for each state. Our new Texas park was thier Texas choice - and that's a big state!
Monday, April 6, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Check out our April newsletter to learn what's going on this month... http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/265803/940864523b/TEST/TEST/
The biggest news is April homeschool month. All homeschoolers and their immediate families will receive the group rate admission - $5 in Kentucky and $8 in Florida. (we're waiting to add special events to our Texas location untill we've been open one year there). We have lots of homeschoolers visit Dinosaur World and we hope this helps meet their needs. I've learned homeschoolers travel in smaller groups than our public schools. So, I hope this helps. If you're a homeschooler, let me know the best way to reach you and what would help you the most. (firstname.lastname@example.org )You guys are harder to reach becuase I've had to search a lot of different groups. But I'm trying!