Dinosaur World

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Next week is Fall Break for many students. We'd love to see you guys at Dinosaur World on your time off! I know that it's hard for many parents to take a lot of time off now, but if you want something fun and educational for a fall break trip stop by and say hello to our dinosaurs. We're open year round and fall is a great time to be outdoors.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

raptor teeth

Although Jurassic Park depicted raptors as larger dinosaurs, they were actually about the size of a large dog. We have authentic raptor teeth and replica claws on display at our museum. Our Florida location released a "raptor pack" just last year including Oviraptors, Velociraptors and a Dilophosaurus.

Monday, September 28, 2009


Here's a bit of dinosaur trivia for you... Did you know that some plant eating dinosaurs had gastroliths? A gastrolith is also called a stomach stone. It is a rock held inside a gastrointestinal tract. They were used to grind food in the dinosaurs that needed a bit of help digesting the plant material. In our Prehistoric Museum, we have authentic gastroliths that came from the stomach of some of these huge plant eaters.

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 membership discounts

Year memberships are available at all our locations. The cost is only two admissions, so if you're going to visit us more than twice in a year, consider a year memebership. You can even apply the membership to the first visit. The price is $25.50 for adults, $19.50 for children.

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

Tampa Bay Fun

Check out this video about some fun things to do in Tampa Bay! Including Dinosaur World of course! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KGHXWHhh0k

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Triceratops fact

Dinosaur Fact = Did you know that the enormous, thick bones of a Triceratops skull meant that is was far more likely to survive fossilization than most? You can see an excellent example of this in our skeleton garden...

In 1988, a creature was found in a rock bed

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Happy first day of fall!

Today is the first day of Autumn, so I picked today to announce on the blog about our "Free Kids on Halloween". Any child ages 3-12 that comes to Dinosaur World in costume on Halloween day, will receive free admission. This is valid at all three of our locations.

Monday, September 21, 2009

New website

www.dinoworld.net and www.dinosaurworld.com

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

Free gift for kids!

Here's a hot tip! Click on this link for a free gift for kids to Dinosaur World in Kentucky. Print it out and come visit! http://www.mammothcave.com/coupons/2009-CMA-coupons.pdf (You may have to scroll thru the coupons to get to Dinosaur World. But they are all great attractions!)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Little extras

It's those little extra interactive exhibits scattered here and there throughout Dinosaur World that makes our outdoor dinosaur museum so special. Below is a photo of our giant jigsaw puzzle. You'll notice around every corner our attention to detail that makes us stand out from other parks. From the cool bathrooms to giant puzzles to touch and tell exhibits. We're super cool!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Best bathrooms around!

I was recently approached by a writer who was compiling information for a book on "best bathrooms". She heard that our bathrooms were unique. I told her that our entire park was unique and that included the bathrooms! I thought this would be a fun fact to share with you all. So, just in case you haven't seen our bathrooms, here you go...

Monday, September 14, 2009

Thank you!

Thank you Kentucky for a unbelievable "$1 dinomite day" this weekend! The official count is in and we had 4,670 people on Saturday enjoying our dinosaurs! Thank you for a very successful day and thank you for your support throughout the year!

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

Big Day Tomorrow!

Dinosaur World in Kentucky will celebrate the biggest special event of the year tomorrow - $1 Dinomite Day! Residents of Barren and surrounding counties in Kentucky will receive $1 admission with proof of residency (such as license or bill stub). That's $1 admission for Allen, Barren, Edmonson, Hart, Metcalfe, Monroe and Warren counties. All others are welcome as well at regular admission price of $12.75 for adults and $9.75 for ages 3-12. See you then!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

$1 Dinomite Day in Kentucky

This Saturday (September 12) is $1 Dinomite Day at our Kentucky location!

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

50 Places every kid should see!

Dinosaur World was included in a recent article titled, "50 Places Every Kid Should See.” This was written for AirTran’s inflight magazine, GO. Here is a link to the article: http://www.airtranmagazine.com/features/2009/06/50-places-every-kid-should-see. We're honored to be included with other truly spectacular places!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Happy Labor Day!

If you're sitting at home in front of the computer thinking about what to do with the family today since you're not working - I have an idea - I bet you'll never guess - Come to Dinosaur World!

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

Road Trip!

This weekend in Kentucky is the annual Corvette Caravan. So, welcome corvettes! For those of you in Texas and Florida - Bowling Green, Kentucky is the only place those beautiful cars are made. The National Corvette Museum and assemble plant is about 30 minutes away from our Kentucky Dinosaur World. We'll welcome all corvette's and their owners.

"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

Labor Day

I'm still getting caught up from being off a week. So, if you and your little ones need a break from the stress of starting back to school, take the opportunity to visit Dinsoaur World over the holiday weekend.

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

I'm back!

I'm back from a great vacation in Charleston, South Carolina! I love vacations big and small, so that leads me into saying... why not take your family on a mini vacation to Dinosaur World?!

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.