Dinosaur World

Friday, August 21, 2009


No posts from August 22 to Aug 31st. Your friendly Dino Diva will be on vacation! yeah! There are a few things you're not going to want to forget while I'm gone. I'll be gone, but our great staff will still be here to take good care of you!
  1. 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.
  2. 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

welcome pets

Friendly pets on leashes are always welcome free at Dinosaur World. We're an outdoor dinosaur museum, so we're perfect for your for legged friends. And with our great locations on I-4 in Florida and I-65 in Kentucky, we're a great stopping point to streach legs of people and pets.

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

birthdays with dinos

What could be more fun than having your birthday with over 150 life size dinosaurs?! Party rates are $6 per person for groups of 12 or more with advance reservations. And, the birthday child receives a complimentary annual pass. This price includes all park exhbits. You can come decorate anytime. We have dinosaur party items available too.

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


Every wonder what the tallest dinosaur is at Dinosaur World? It's the Ultrasaurus! It was estimated to be about 82-100+ feet long, about 50 feet high, weighing 55 to 130 tons. Only a shoulder blade (scapula), some vertebrae, and a partial hip have been found. Some scientests believe that these fossils may be bits of a huge Brachiosaurus and a Supersaurus instead of a new species. So there is some controversy that there is actually an Ultrasaurus. But you can see one at Dinosaur World!

Monday, August 17, 2009

after school play

School's starting back for everyone. Here's an idea - reward your little cutie with a trip to Dinosaur World! We have great playgrounds in addition to all our dinosaur exhibits. Get a year pass (for just $25.50+tax for adults and $19.50+tax for children) and come play after school for a while. Or, just drop by - the Kentucky park is open until sunset while Florida and Texas are open till 6:00.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Hey teachers!

Schools started in many places and will be starting soon for others. Why don't you start the year off right with a fall field trip to Dinosaur World? Rates are only $5 per person with advance reservations for schools. All field trips tie into core content state standards. Here's examples...
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?”
Benchmark - SC.K.E.5.1: Explore the Law of Gravity by investigating how objects are pulled toward the ground unless something holds them up.
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

$1 Dinomite Day in Kentucky

I've been busy preparing for Kentucky's annual "Dino-mite Day" where residents of Barren and surrounding counties receive $1 admission to Dinosaur World with proof of residency (such as a driver's license or bill stub). This includes the Kentucky counties of Allen, Barren, Edmonson, Hart, Metcalfe, Monroe and Warren counties - which are all the counties that touch Barren. The event this year will be on Saturday, September 12. We do this to say "thank you" to our locals for their support throughout the year. Thanks!

Friday, August 7, 2009

August weekend

If you're trying to squeeze in a fun, family weekend before school starts - do it now! What can you see? (exhibits may very at each location)
  • 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

Spiny's teeth

One of my favorite dinosaurs here at Dinosaur World is the Spinosaurus. In addition to this Spinosaurus exhibit on our Dinosaur Walk, we also have Spinosaurus teeth on display in our Prehistoric Museum. Did you know that some scientists believe the Spinosaurus may have eaten fish. Their teeth are more pointed as opposed to the T-Rex teeth which were more serrated. -- See how much you can learn at Dinosaur World?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Mammoth rides!

Last July (2008) a mammoth herd moved into the Dinosaur World Kentucky location. One of the babies in the herd is particularly friendly and allows kids to climb and ride. If you look closely while driving down I-65, halfway between Nahsville and Louisville, you can see the mammoth heads peaking out over the trees.

Monday, August 3, 2009

on the air

I love radio! This morning I visited two local Kentucky radio stations to talk about our upcoming "double dino days". During "double dino days" visitors come in August and then receive a free ticket to come back in December. Radio is the perfect way to reach local people in your area. Check out the stations that I visited below...
http://www.beaverfm.com/ and http://www.allhitwuhu107.com/