Dinosaur World

Friday, December 3, 2010

New website

The blogs have been a bit slow in coming this week becuase I'm working on information for our new website. That's right - a new website! We hope to have it up in a few weeks! Stay tuned!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

1/2 off admission and helping too!

We will be donating new packaged toys to local charities this holiday season and you can help.

Visit us the first two Sundays in December (December 5th and 12th) and receive 1/2 off admission with a new packaged toy.

Donations in Florida will go to the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation in Tampa.
Donations in Kentucky will go to the Caverna School System's Youth Service Center.
Donations in Texas will go to the Pantry and More.

Monday, November 29, 2010

December newsletter

Click this link to read our December newsletter. Here's an incentive - there's a contest in there to win season passes :)


Wednesday, November 24, 2010



Kentucky and Texas will be closed on Thanksgiving day only. Florida will be open. Remember, we're only closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day in KY and TX.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


In this season of thanksgiving, it's natural to start thinking of all our blessings. I have been on several planes over the last few weeks due to our Florida park expansion. I have seen many military during the trip. I am so thankful for their sacrifices. A tiny token of appreciation if free active military with ID admission to Dinosaur World and $1 off dependants. Thank you also to parents, grandparents, families, teachers, and so many others.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Got family in for the holidays? Need to get them out of the house :) Bring them to Dinosaur World and walk off that holiday feast. We'll only be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Our dinosaurs would love to meet (not eat) your family family - and so would our staff.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Last call for grandparents

This is the last Sunday for free grandkids with grandparents! Remember, up to 6 kids can get in free when accompanied by their grandparent. (Sunday, November 21)

My turnout hasn't been as good as my goals I set for this. So come on out and let's end this promotion with a bang!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Florida information

Here's a great link with information on our Florida location. And also a good place to plan a trip to other places in Florida while visiting us.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Calling all moms!

Here's a great link with examples of how much fun you can have at Dinosaur World! This link is for Florida, but all three of our locations are very similar and fun!


Monday, November 8, 2010

Huge Florida expansion!

Dinosaur World is announcing a hung new expansion! This includes a 12 acres expansion of everything dinosaur! A 22,000 square foot building will house a new indoor Prehistoric Museum, giftshop and office space. There will be more parking added to accommodate the growing number of educational groups and buses. More bathrooms will be installed. A new dinosaur playground will be unveiled as well as more picnic areas. And of course new dinosaurs will be moving in to show off the new entrance and gateway to the dinosaur walk.

Friday, November 5, 2010


Don't forget - Grandkids are free Sunday!

Grandpa's and ma's bring up to 6 grandkids and they get in free with your paid admisson on Sunday!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Deinoychus Island

This is very cool and I haven't posted it before. Check out the entrance to Florida's Deinoychus Island.

Would you enter?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


The first 3 Sundays in November (7th, 14th, 21st) up to 6 kids accompained by their grandparents paid admission will be FREE!

That means this Sunday!

Friday, October 29, 2010


HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM DINOSAUR WORLD!HEY KIDS - Visit us on Halloween Day (Sunday, October 31) in your costume and get in free! We recommend an adult visit with you. We'll hive you some candy too! TRICK OR TREAT!

Thursday, October 28, 2010


FREE KIDS on Halloween Day (Sunday, October 31) if they are in costume and with an adult. Come get some treats and see some dinosaurs!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


One of the things that's most impressive about our dinosaur walk is our dinosaur families. When you are on our dinosaur walk, you won't just see one dinosaur and a plaque, you'll find much more. Here's a happy family of Miasaur.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


We've had some pretty heavy storms in both the Kentucky and Texas areas. But no worries. We're doing great and our dinosaurs are looking awesome! Plus, we needed the rain. And, in case you are wondering, we do sell ponchos in the giftshop so if you want to visit the dinosaurs without much traffic, a rainy day is a good one!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Visit us in Texas

I just did a hotel room flyer for hotels in Glen Rose, Texas and I thought it might be nice to share with you all. The photo on this ad is one of my favorites.

Friday, October 22, 2010


I've just returned from a tourism conference where we were learning more cool things on how to serve you all better. It's funny I haven't posted in a week when several of our speakers were talking on the importance of social media. I've been out of the office and in lots of meetings. I'll get back on the ball next week, in the meantime, here are some notes to remember...
  • We're nearing the end of Dog Month. So, bring those dogs and get $2 off admission the month of October.
  • Halloween is soon and we give free admission to kids in costume on Halloween Day (Sunday, October 31st) when accompanied by a fully paid adult
  • Grandparents Sunday's are coming soon - the first 3 Sunday's in November, up to 6 kids accompained by their grandparent'a paid admission will get in free.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Baby Torosaurus

Look! It's the first picture of our new baby Torosaurus in Florida! Awwww!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Baby Iguanodon

Check it out! The first photo of our new baby Iguanodon! He just arrived at the Florida location. He's my personal favorite!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

More details on new dinosaurs

Here's the word on the new dinosaurs at the Florida location...

Two juvenile and 3 baby Maiasaurus -This is significant because the Maiasaurus is called the "good mother" dinosaur. Fossils of this dinosaur have been found with eggs and baby dinosaurs making paleontologists think it was a more involved mother than most dinosaurs.

Two juvenile Torosaurus - This name means "pierced lizard". It had an enormous skull of about 8 feet long. It had a huge frill neck with a short snout horn and two eyebrow horns. It also had a toothless beak.

Two juvenile Iguanodon - Actually, just one is at the park now. The other is on exhibit at MOSI until December 31. These dinosaurs were plant eaters. The unique thing about Iguanodons was the long spike on each thumb.

Stay tuned for photos coming as soon as they get settled in the park.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Gift shop

We have one gift shop director that handles the merchandise for all three locations. This is a big and fun job becuase two of our locaitons have giftshops of over 5,000 square feet. And the smaller Florida location will be getting a bigger giftshop hopefully within the year.

Here's the good news - she's going on a trip next week to buy lots of cool new items for the giftshop. I'll keep you posted on what's coming.

Monday, October 11, 2010

New dinos coming

Get ready! There are some new dinosaurs getting ready to appear at the Florida location. We'll keep you posted as more details come.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Fall break

Our Kentucky location is rocking with fall breakers! Thank you all for visiting. I know most Texas and Florida schools don't get fall break. But, we love seeing all of you! We'd love for you to make us a stop on your fall break.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Pterodactyl name means "winged fingers". They were flying reptiles ranging from a few inches to over 40 feet. They had large brains and good eyes. There were lightly build with hollow bones, long skulls and smaller bodies. they had bristle like teeth or no teeth and ate fish, insects and scavenged dead animals. Their wings were covered with a leathery membrane that was thin but tough.

You'll find several pterodactyls at Dinosaur World.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Trick or treat!

I carved a pumpkin last night and that made me think about Halloween. Did you know that all kids ages 3 to 12 will receive FREE ADMISSION to Dinosaur World on Halloween Day if they are in costume? What a fun way to celebrate!

Monday, October 4, 2010

pet adoption

Yeah! We had some pet adoptions this month from our dog month promotion! If you are near our Kentucky location and want to see some of the adoptable dogs, we'll have them out again this weekend. (call for specific times). You can also see the post below for the shelter website.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Dog Month

October is Dog Month at Dinosaur World! Bring your dog and get $2 off admission! Friendly pets on leash are always welcome, but we're really celebrating this in October! Our Kentucky location has even more dog specials due to a partnership with BRAWA (Barren River Animal Welfare Association - http://www.glasgowanimalshelter.org/). If you adopt a dog in October and bring us the papers, we'll give you a free family pass for up to 4 people. Bring in donations for the shelter and we'll give you a free gift! And, weekends in October we'll have adoptable animals visiting. (Just call for specific times)

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Another winner

We just had another contest winner via our email newsletter. Congrats to Cindy Russell from Land O Lakes who won Dinosaur World and MOSI passes in Tampa. If you want to sign up for our newsletter that comes monthly and is full of information, sign up here - http://www.dinoworld.net/dino-start003text.php?page=13

Friday, September 24, 2010

$1 Admission Weekend Is Here

It's time for our biggest special event of the year. This weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 25 and 26th is $1 Admission weekend for local residents in Kentucky and Texas.

Allen, Barren, Edmonson, Hart, Metcalfe, Monroe and Warren Counties (those that geographically touch the home county of Barren) will receive $1 cash admission this weekend with proof of residency (such as driver's license or bill stub).

Somervell, Hood, Erath, Johnson and Bosque counties in Texas (also those that geographically touch Somervell) will receive the $1 cash admission.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Dinosaur Valley

Here's my favorite part of our dinosaur walk in Kentucky.
This is the dinosaur valley. You top a hill and look down into this great view. The walk is designed to start off with smaller dinosaurs and end with larger ones. And, we have our dinosaurs in families so you'll see more than just one.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tampa museums

We just did a social media contest for Dinosaur World tickets and MOSI tickets including the new IMAX "Sea Rex". If you are in the Tampa area, stop in and see both Dinosaur World and MOSI (http://www.mosi.org/imax-dome.aspx). Currently, there is a nice fossil exhbit at MOSI on display from Dinosaur World.

Monday, September 20, 2010

This weekend

Our Kentucky and Texas locations are busy preparing for the biggest special event of the year - $1 admission weekend. During this weekend, local residents with proof of residency will receive $1 cash admission. We want to say thanks for supporting us and are hosting this opportunity for you this weekend. Come out this weekend and enjoy all park exhibits for just $1 in Kentucky and Texas.
  • Kentucky counties include: Barren, Allen, Edmonson, Hart, Metcalfe, Monroe, Warren
  • Texas counties include: Somervell, Hood, Erath, Johnson, Bosque

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fossil Dig Review

What are some other fossils in our dig? Visit and take some home with you!

  • Turitella - This is a type of gastropod shell. The coiled shapes of the shell can be siin in teh polished rock.
  • Ammonite - This is a cephalopod which once swam in the shallow seas. It has a soft body and had tentacles like a squid. It has a chambered shell and resembles a snail.
  • Crinoid - They are flower like echinoderms which grew in colonies on the sea floor. Some were free swimming but most were fixed by a flexible stem. It resembles a screw.
  • Gastropods - The name means "stomach foot" and it had a head with eyes and a mouth including a flattened foot for crawling.
  • Shark Teeth - All teeth in our dig are shark teeth.
  • Sea Urchin - This is a spiny, hard shelled animal that lived on the sea floor.
  • Brachiopod - They are small marine invertebres with a shell that has two valves.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Day two of our fossil dig review... One of the many fossils we have in our Fossil Dig that you can take home with you as a momento of your trip is Amber.

Amber is fossilized tree sap. Somtimes, you can even find insect inclusions in our Fossil Dig amber. This is when insects were trapped in tree sap which then hardened and fossilized.

In the movie "Jurassic Park", scientists extracted dinosaur DNA from insects that had bitten dinosaurs and were trapped in amber.

We also have Amber jewlery for sale in the giftshop.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


One of the favorite exhibits at Dinosaur World is the Fossil Dig. Here, you can sift thru sand in search of authentic fossil to take home.

One of the items you will find at the Fossil Dig is Orthoceras. this was a type of shelled marine animal. They had heads, eyes and tentacles. They swam by squirting water out of their body cavity.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Can't miss this

First impressions are important. Here's your first impression to our Kentucky location. You drive under the right arch to enter, and under the left arch to exit. We have plenty of room for buses, RV's and trailers as well. If this is just the first impression - just think what lies inside!

Friday, September 10, 2010

I'm back for September stuff

I'm back at good ole' Dinosaur World after a great vacation in upstate New York. Thanks to everyone who visited while I was gone - that's a lot of you all. I trust you were well cared for and enjoyed your visit with our Dinosaurs.

Remember teachers, you get in FREE this month. Just bring your school ID and enjoy. We do this in hopes you'll bring your students to enjoy our educational and fun outdoor dinosaur museum. We have plenty of great educatioanl material to accompany your visit and ties into state standards and core content curriculum.

Kentucky and Texas - Coming up on September 25 and 26th, you get a $1 admission weekend. Residents of the county home of Dinosaur World and their surrounding counties get in for $1 with proof of county ID (Allen, Barren, Edmonson, Hart, Metcalfe, Monroe & Warren in Kentucky - Somerviell, Hood, Erath, Johnson and Bosque in Texas)

Friday, August 27, 2010


No posts for a week - I'm on vacation. But, our wonderful staff is here at all our locations ready to take care of you and your family. So, why not take a little vacation of your own and come see us?!

Things to remember this week:
  • You have until August 31 to pick up your Dino Days pass. This means if you visit any day in August, you'll get a free pass to come back any day in December. (except Christmas Day in Kentucky and Texas)
  • September begins Teacher Month - this means teachers receive FREE ADMISSION the entire month of September. Just show your school ID and come see what great educational and fun oppotunitites we can offer your students.
  • $1 Admission Weekend in Kentucky and Texas is September 25& 26. If you live in Kentucky and are a local resident of Allen, Barren, Edmonson, Hart, Metcalfe, Monroe or Warren counties, you'll get $1 admission on September 25 & 26 with a valid ID. If you live in Texas and are a local resident of Somervell, Hood, Erath, Johnson or Bosque county, you get the same!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dinosaurs in your classroom

I took my little one to school today for the first day and that makes me think about our school programs. Our Kentucky location offers outreach programs. So, if you cannot bring your class to Dinosaur World, let us bring our dinosaurs to you!

Outreach programs start at $200 per program. They are deisgned for preschool to 4th grade. Like any teaching setting, they work best with smaller groups, but can work up to 75 students. We bring fossils to the class and let them get hands on and we talk about what makes a dinosaur, a dinosaur. It's a great program. For more information call 270-773-4345 and ask for Chris Randall.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Unearth a dinosaur!

Our Boneyard is one of the most popular exhibits. Enter a unique prehistoric structure and find a giant sand pit. Once inside, you can unearth a life size dinosaur skeleton. There is seating to watch our paleontologists at work. Or, just play in the sand!

The Boneyard is an exhibit at our Florida and Kentucky locations.

Friday, August 20, 2010

take a trip!

I wanted to give you yet another excuse to visit Dinosaur World.

Here's some great coupons for many attractions in the Kentucky location area

Here's some information on the Texas location and things to do in the area

And Tampa is a very cool place as well. Dinosaur World is about 20 minutes outside Tampa.

So, plan a trip to Dinosaur World. Make a day of it, and see some other cool places as well.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Facts about a lesser known dinosaur

Protoceratops was called “first horned face”and was a relatively small dinosaur with a proportionately large skull.

It had large orbits (the holes for its eyes), which measured around 50 millimeters in diameter. Protoceratops was an herbivore, a plant eater.

Protoceratops had a large head, a bulky body, a parrot-like beak, cheek teeth, and a well developed neck frill at the back of its head. This frill may have served to protect the neck, anchor jaw muscles, impress other members of the species, or combinations of these functions.

Protoceratops was about 6 feet long (2 m) and weighed roughly 400 pounds (180 kg). It was about 3 feet tall (to the top of the shoulders). It walked on four short legs, and was a relatively slow dinosaur.

Protoceratops was probably a herding animal. This hypothesis is supported by the finding of bone beds, large deposits of bones of the same species in an area, and large groups of nests. Each nest had 12 or more eggs, laid in a spiral fashion.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

It's Mid August

It's the middle of August - know what that means?

You only have half the month left to come visit so that you can get your free pass to come back any day in December? So, you're really getting two visits for the price of one.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Calling All Teachers...

August means school starting - school starting means FIELD TRIPS!

Kentucky schools have already returned. We've already had some field trip bookings, but we'll be glad to take more. $5 per person for educational group. And, it's educational too! Here's one of our educational activities tying into core content and state curriculum...

Program of Studies: SC-P-UD-U-2 – Students will understand that plants and animals have features that help them live in different environments.
Program of Studies: SC-P-UD-S-4 – Students will analyze structures of plants and animals to make inferences about the types of environments for which they were suited.
Corresponding Activity
On the Dinosaur Walk, the students will see many different types of Dinosaurs. One of these dinosaurs is the Spinosaurus. An important feature of the Spinosaurus is the teeth. Scientists believed this dinosaur lived near water and used its spear like teeth to spear fish. Examples of the Spinosaurus tooth can also be found in the Prehistoric museum.
Another animal found on the Dinosaur Walk is the Ultrasaurus. This dinosaur was a plant eater. Unlike the Spinosaurus, this animal’s teeth were more suited for chewing and sawing plants instead of stabbing fish. Also notice the long neck, which would have been perfectly suited for eating the tops of trees. These examples will help the students understand certain features in animals help them adapt to their environment.

Friday, August 13, 2010


Trilobites were among the most numerous and varied marine animals of their time, ranging in length from about a quarter of an inch to over three feet. Like other arthropods, they could grow only by casting off their old shells. (The best known example of an arthropod outgrowing its shell today is the soft-shell crab.) So, many trilobite fossils are actually the cast off shells and not the animal itself.

The name trilobite refers to the three (tri-) sections of the body, the easiest way to identify a trilobite fossil. Trilobites also are known for their extremely well developed eyes.

Monday, August 9, 2010


In case you were wondering how big our dinosaurs are, check out the picture. Bring the family and check out our dinosaurs for yourself. Walk thru the native wildlife and enjoy nature, spend time with your family and see our giant prehistoric friends.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Reasons to visit in August

You haven't seen a post in a bit becuase I've been at a tourism meeting learning how to better serve all you wonderful people! So, come visit and let me know how we serve you.

School will be starting soon so make sure to get in that last summer outing. We're open every day and will make a great back to school trip.

Also since school is starting soon, go ahead and book that field trip! Our field trip rates begin at $5 per person with advance reservations.

Don't forget - when you visit in August, you'll get a free pass to come back any day in Decmeber (except Christmas Day in Texas and Kentucky).

Don't worry about the August heat - our dinosaur walk is very shaded. And, you can always cool off in the giftshop.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

What do you want to see?

We're trying to decide what new dinosaur we want to add to our Dinosaur Walk. Let us know what you think. Email dinosaurworld@scrtc.com with the subject "name" and let us know.

Texas just added an Acrocanthosaurus. This was appropriate because this big dinosaur's footprints can be found in the nearby Paluxy River. Kentucky added some baby dinosaurs this year and a Mammoth Garden last year. Florida just got an entire face lift for all their dinosaurs.

Let us know what's next!

Monday, August 2, 2010


August is a great time to visit Dinsoaur World!


Visit in August and get a FREE pass to come back any day in December!

We're open every day of the year (except Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day in Kentucky and Texas) and we want you to come back. And our giftshops are the perfect place to purchase Christmas gifts!

Friday, July 30, 2010

More school supplies

You guys really liked our dinosaur backpack. We've had requests for photos of some of our other items along that line. So, here's a grouping photo for you. The top left is the lunch case. The middle top is the waist pack. The top right is the wallet. You can also see the drawstring pack. Stop in and get some, or you can call 813-717-9865 for orders.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

August Newsletter

Here's a link to our August newsletter.
- Double Dino Days
- School Supplies
- Field Trip Information
- Quick Response Codes
- More!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Need a super cool backpack for school? We have dinosaur backpacks, lunch coolers, pencil cases and more. Visit our giftshop at any of our locations and get one for school! backpack - $16.95
drawstring backpack - $6.50
lunch packs - $9.75
wallet - $4.95
waist packs - $4.75

Monday, July 26, 2010

Great Quote

Check out this recent survey quote =

We visited the one in Florida earlier this week--gave our older son the choice between Dinosaur World and Animal Kingdom at Disney. He chose Dinosaur World again! He bought a dinosaur backpack with his Christmas money. Dinosaur World ROCKS!!!!!! - Debra Daniels Lerew

Don't take our word for it, take Debra's, or even better, come find out for yourself! We promise to exceed expectations.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Providing shad in the sun

I know its very hot out there, but I have some good news! Our dinosaur walk is in the woods! It's very shady, I promise. Each of our locations has about a mile of paved paths full of dinosaurs in the native vegitation. Now, it will still be hot, but we can provide some relief for you with our great trees. Check out the below picture for proof.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Today I'm talking to the printers about school notices. We cannot belive it's time for school to start soon. If you're a teacher, please consider a field trip to Dinosaur World. We promise to exceed your expectations. Rates are only $5 per person with reservations. We have all kinds of educational activities that tie into core content curriculum and state standards. Take your kids on an unforgettable journey into the past!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

QR Code

This weird picture is called a quick response code or QRC. If you have an i-phone and take a picture of this QRC, it will take you to our home web page. You can then navigate our website on your i-phone. You must first have the QRC reader from the i-phone app store. Here's the app link = (http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/development_tools/qrcreader.html) . After you have the reader, you can do this on any QR code you see popping up.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Our dinosaur walk is well shaded and fully paved. It is great for strollers, wheelchairs, wagons and such. If you decide you want a stroller when you arrive - you're in luck! We offer free strollers to our guests. They are on a first come basis, but we have many. - Just another added perk we have at Dinosaur World becuase we love you!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Silly Bands

Who would have thought silly bands were so important to a gift shop? Well, you guys have told us how important it is to have these, so we listened! We now have dinosaur silly bands in our gift shop. They are very cool, mutli colored, glow in the dark, you name it. $3.50 for a package.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Why are there no more Woolly Mammoths?

As warmer, wetter weather was beginning to take hold, rising sea levels swamped the coastal regions. Forests replaced open woodlands and grasslands. The Ice Age was ebbing. As habitats disappeared, so did mammoths.

Whether the general mammoth population died out for climatic reasons or due to overhunting by humans is controversial. A combination of climate change and hunting by humans is the most likely explanation for their extinction.

Take heart! You can still see Mammoths at Dinosaur World in Kentucky!

Monday, July 12, 2010


We're having our first wedding here at Dinosaur World in Kentucky on Saturday. You know they have to be cool to be getting married with over 150 life size dinosaurs! The wedding will be at the deck overlook of the grazing field. Very exciting times here!

Friday, July 9, 2010


Since today is my son's birthday, I have parties on the brain. So, I decided to talk about birthday parties at Dinosaur World. 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. This includes a fossil dig for each child where they can take home authentic fossils they find. And we do sell plenty of dinosaur party supplies.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Dinosaur Playground

Okay moms, we are all in the need for a good playground from time to time. Bring the kids to Dinosaur World and enjoy our playground and picnic area. Sliding, swinging, climbing and even riding dinosaurs! If you live close to one of our 3 locations (Plant City, Florida - Cave City, Kentucky - Glen Rose, Texas) then consider year membership and come play every day year around.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Extra holiday days

Are you off that extra day for the 4th of July?

We'd love to see you here at Dinosaur World!

Friday, July 2, 2010


Happy Independance Day! If you're looking for something to do with the family for that extra day off, don't wait any longer, come visit us! Our dinsoaurs would love to see you! Happy 4th of July from our dinosaurs and staff to you!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Trees that knew dinosaurs

At our Kentucky location you can meet the ancient tree that knew the dinosaurs.

The Dawn Redwood is one of the only trees with the strength and growing power to be around when the dinosaurs roamed and still flourish today. This tree can grow up to 100 feet including six feet in just one year.

In early June of 2009, we planted ten Dawn Redwood trees. While you're visiting Kentucky, see if you can spot all ten.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Allosaurus Information

Poor Allosaurus! This perfectly respectable carnosaur is always overshadowed by T. rex. Even the meaning of its name, "other (or different) lizard," suggests that it is a rather second-rate dinosaur. In fact, the name refers to the distinct shape of the bones of its spine.

One of the largest North American meat-eaters, Allosaurus walked on its hind legs with its tail stretched out behind for balance. The powerful muscles and heavy bones of its legs made it possible for Allosaurus to move very fast. On each of its short arms, it had hands with three fingers, each with a sharp claw. Remains of Allosaurus have been found in North America and Australia, and some fossils from Africa and Asia may be those of Allosaurus. It is one of the most wide-spread of the meat-eaters.

We have great Allosaurus dinosaurs at Dinosaur World. The movie in the movie cave in Kentucky is all about the story of Big Al. Come check it out.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Dinosaur Walk

Here's a great panoramic still shot of our dinosaur walk in Kentucky. Notice how we have dinosaur families instead of just one dinosaur ploped down in the woods. It is really a unique journey.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Holidays coming up!

The 4th of July Holiday Weekend is coming up soon! Start making plans now on what to do with your family. Each admission includes a full day pass, so you can leave and return as much as you like. Take the family on a prehistoric journey into the past they will never forget.

Our Kentucky location is open until 8:00 during the summer, so stop by on your way to the fireworks. (Texas and Florida are open until 6:00).

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Here's some information on our Hadrosaur. You can see authentic Hadrosaur eggs in our prehistoric museum and giftshop.

A living Hadrosaurus could tower over a human being. Nearly as tall as a two-story building, the animal might weigh up to four tons. The hadrosaurs are called "duckbills" because of their strange, toothless bills, with which they chopped and ground their food. They were herbivores (plant-eaters), and it is believed they were good swimmers.

Duckbills lived and traveled in herds, and laid eggs in communal nesting areas, the most famous of which are those of Maiasaura, which formed huge nesting colonies, like those of modern penguins. Some paleontologists believe they protected the eggs until hatched and continued to nurture the young afterwards.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Summer camps

Lots of summer camps here today. Help us spread the word about a great day trip for a summer camp. Rates don't get much lower - at $5 per person with advance reservations.

Monday, June 21, 2010

thanks dad!

A big thank you to all dad's who visited us free yesterday for Father's Day. We love you dad's!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Best Party Place in Tampa and FREE DAD'S

Click here to vote for us as "best children's party place" in our Tampa location.

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And don't forget Father's Day this weekend. All dad's receive FREE ADMISSION on Father's Day (Sunday, June 20th) with a paid child admission of any age.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Free Father's!

Looking for something to do on Father's Day? On Father's Day (Sunday, June 20th) all dad's with a paid child admission will be admitted free!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Come all year!

Can't get enough of Dinosaur World? How about a season pass? If you plan on coming just two times, it will be worth it!
  • $25.50 for adults
  • $21.50 for seniors
  • $19.50 for ages 3 to 12

And if you consider your dog your kid too like me, then you can bring them free every time too!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

What do dinosaur names mean?

Here's a neat list to help you figure out what some dinosaur names may mean...
Allo - other
Anklo - crooked
Anuro - tail
Brachio - arm
Cephalo - head
Cero - horn
Chasmo - opening
Coeli – hollow
Di - two (diplo-)
Docus - beam
Dont - tooth
Euoplo - armed
Lopho - crest
Lystro - shovel
Masso - body
Ops - face
Ornitho - bird
Ovi - egg
Proto - first
Psittaco - parrot
Ptery - wing
Raptor - thief
Spino - spine
Styrax - spike
Tany - long

Monday, June 14, 2010

Mammoth Garden

We have many interactive exhibits at our 3 Dinosaur World locations. Pictured below is the Mammoth Garden at our Kentucky location. Don't look now, but there is a 50 foot T-rex just on the other side of those trees!

Friday, June 11, 2010

6 days left to vote

Don't forget to vote for us for best party place for kids in Tampa!http://www.parentsconnect.com/parents-picks/tampa-fl-usa/best-tampa-kids-party-place
There's only 6 more days left in the contest.

And call us if you want to schedule your party!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Free Parking

Did you know we offer FREE parking at all our locations?

Come to think of it... you can actually visit our educational and fun outdoor dinosaur museum, or you can just park at most other attractions.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Acrocanthosaurus released in Texas

Glen Rose is called the “Dinosaur Capitol of Texas” for a reason. In prehistoric times, the area was a hot bed of dinosaur activity. Actual dinosaur footprints from the ancient past are still visible in the Paluxy river running through the town. Currently, the area is still alive with dinosaurs at Dinosaur World, an outdoor dinosaur museum with over 100 life size dinosaurs.

Dinosaur World opened in March of 2008 with over 100 life size dinosaurs set in an outdoor dinosaur museum in the lush Texas hill country. In addition to the dinosaurs, other exhibits include a Fossil Dig, where visitors can sift though sand in search of authentic fossils to take home, an indoor Prehistoric Museum with fossils and replica skeletons, picnic areas, a huge 5,000 square foot giftshop of everything dinosaur and more.

Dinosaur World is again taking visitors on a journey into the past with the release of a life size forty foot Acrocanthosaurus. Texans hold a particular fondness for this dinosaurs, not just because of its larger than life size, but also because this is the giant carnivore whose tracks can be found on the banks of the Paluxy just a few feet up the road in Dinosaur Valley State Park.

“He’s impressive. That’s for sure,” said Dinosaur World’s Marketing Director Nicole Randall. “It was our plan from the beginning to bring him home. You will understand why it took a bit longer to get him here when you see him. It’s not something you forget. He’s quite extraordinary.” Acrocanthosaurus will now be the first of the over 100 dinosaurs to greet visitors as they begin their dinosaur walk.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Things to do in Florida

This is a great video posted by Visit Florida that shows Dinosaur World along with a few other Florida attractions. Enjoy = http://www.visitflorida.com/video/video_id.291

Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day to everyone! We would love to see you today! And we love our military and thank them from the bottom of our hearts for all their sacrifice for our country. Active military are always free at Dinosaur World with ID and dependants are $1 off. Thank you!

Friday, May 21, 2010

week trip

No blog for a week because I'll be out of the office. Our staff and our dinosaurs are still anxiously awaiting your arrival and will take good care of you while I'm gone. Memorial Day is coming soon. We'd be glad to see you during the long weekend too!

Monday, May 17, 2010

We do weddings

Today I scheduled our first Dinosaur World wedding at the Kentucky location. How fun is that?! the ceremony will be held on the overlook deck in July. So, are you looking for a unique place to hold your wedding?

Friday, May 14, 2010

Baryonyx Dino Info

Baryonyx means “heavy claw.” Paleontologists found that the large claw probably belonged on the thumb. Fish scales and Iguanodon bones were found in the area of the stomach, and this has lead scientists to believe it ate fish. They also found it possessed a long slender snout with 96 teeth shaped like crocodile teeth, which are good for grasping and holding prey. It is thought that the huge claw on its hand would have been used to reach into the water and hook the fish. Imagine them as huge reptilian grizzly bears, fishing with those terrible foot long claws.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

cool bathrooms

Just so you know what a great place we are - look, even our bathrooms are awesome!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Still field trip time!

There's still time to book a field trip before summer get here. Our educational group rates are only $5 per person. One adult per 10 children receives free admission. Our field trips are based on state standards and core content. We have educaitonal activities to accompany the trip. And, they are really fun! Contact us today to bring your students on a journey into the past they will never forget!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Best Kids' party place!

For Kids' Party Place
in Tampa

Our Florida location has been selected as a potential nominee for the 2010 Nickelodeon's Parents' Picks Award in the category of "best kids party place". We need you to help us with the nomination and award. Please click on the link above and nominate us! You can do this once a day, every day until June 17th. Thanks for your support!

Friday, May 7, 2010

upcoming events

- Mother's Day - Mother's free on Mother's Day, Sunday May 9!
- Father's Day - Dad's free on June 20th!
- August Double Dino Days - Visit in August and get a free pass to come back any day in December. (Kentucky and Texas locations are closed on Christmas Day.)
- September Teacher Month - Teachers receive free admission! (not valid Sep. 25 in Kentucky or Texas - must present proof of employement.)
- Dinomite Weekend - Local residents receive $1 admission Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th. (Valid in Kentucky and Texas only, Kentucky counties include Allen, Barren, Edmonson, Hart, Metcalfe, Monroe and Warren )
- October Dog Month- Bring your friendly dog on a leash and receive $2 off admission and pets get treats.
- Free Kids on Halloween! - Kids ages 3-12 in costume receive free admission on Halloween Day when accompanied by an adult.
- Free November Grandparents Sundays - The first 3 weekends in November (7th, 14th, 21st) up to 6 kids accompanied by their grandparents paid admission will be admitted free!
- December Toy Sundays - Bring a new packaged toy and receive 50% off per person per toy the first two Sundays in December (5th and 12th).
- Free kids admission on their birthday year around! ("proof" of birthday needed - valid for ages 3-12)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Great view

This is the view from our overlook, or as I like to call it "the grazing field" in Kentucky. You walk out on a wooden bridge, simliar to a dock and this is the view. It's one of the highlights.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Mom's free

We have a great special event in May - Mom's free on Mother's Day (Sunday, May 9th). All mom's accompanied by a paid child admission of any age will get in free! Happy Mother's Day!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

military free

Did you know active military with ID are free at Dinosaur World? Also, dependants are $1 off with ID. Thank you for serving!

Check out this website for more local and state military offers - http://www.guidetomilitarytravel.com/Kentucky.html

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hidden gems

Did you know we have cool "hidden gems" around our outdoor dinosaur museum? Here's an example of one - our giant jigsaw puzzle. Isn't it cool?

Friday, April 23, 2010

rainy day activities

I just bought a dinosaur bone excavation kit from our giftshop for my 4 year old to do at home this weekend while it's raining. He can be a paleontologist in his very own home this weekend. It's educational and fun. Check out our online giftshop for some other ideas or visit one of our giftshops (http://www.dinoworld.net/dinoshop.htm). We're open rain or shine, but this is a good idea to pick up just for a rainy day!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Glen Rose stuff

Here's a great Texas travel website with a nice write up on Glen Rose, Texas. Of course, I'm passing this along to you because this is where Dinosaur World is located in this great state. There's a nice video at the end of the page.


Monday, April 19, 2010

The ammonite in our Fossil Dig

One of the more popular items in our Fossil Dig is an ammonite. This fossil was once an animal that swam in shallow marine seas. They are mollusks with soft bodies, .ike octopus and squid, that also had tentacles that surrounded beak like jaws. The closest living relative is a chambered nautilus. The ammonite's ability to swim was due to the unique construction of its shell that contains many chambers filled with air which provides buoyancy so it could float. They were very plentiful in their day.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

New special event announced

We just added a new special event. May 15th is Geocaching Day at Dinosaur World. Any geocacher will receive park admission this day only for $5 per person plus tax. To redeem, show your hand held GPS and other geocach gear. Here's more information - http://www.dinoworld.net/dino-start003text.php?page=4

There will also be a World Wide Flash mob site on that date here at Dinosaur World. Here's more information on the flash mob - http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=648ce197-5eac-49cb-a510-75236d80e022

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

our mission

Our mission is to enhance the understanding of prehistoric life by stimulating thoughts ni an educational and family friendly atmosphere. Pretty cool, huh? Now you want to come even more, right? We'll be glad to see you!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Still spring break for some

Thanks to everyone who visited all our locations over the spring break holiday. Florida still has this week for Hillsborough County spring break. And there are a few other late spring breaks. So, we'd love for you to come see us and join the other happy spring breakers. Take some time to enjoy your family and come have some educational fun with us!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

New area info

While you're planning your trip to visit Dinosaur World during spring break and later this spring, there's a new website about area tourism in the Kentucky area. Check out http://www.mammothcavefun.com/ and see what all there is to do in the area. When you visit, you'll get an armband that's good for all day. So, come see us first, then see more of the area, then come back. Kentucky location is open until 6:00 in the Spring.

Monday, April 5, 2010


Here's a net clip on our Kentucky location. This was a "Bluegrass and Backroads" Kentucky Farm Bureau television clip. If you're thinking about visiting, this will give you a good idea about our outdoor dinosaur museum. Although it's focused on the Kentucky location, our Texas and Florida parks are smiliar and it will give you a good idea on all three. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BRvma-B3TM

Friday, April 2, 2010


Ok Spring Breakers, and anyone else travelling on I-65, I-4 or in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, make sure you exit when you see this!
Our big orange T-Rex is hard to miss. So take the oppotunity and exit as soon as you see this sign!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Brachiosaurus Information

Here's some great information on our Brachiosaurus.

Brachiosaurus was called the “arm lizard. It was one of the tallest and largest dinosaurs yet found. It had a long neck, small head, and relatively short, thick tail. Brachiosaurus walked on four legs and, like the other Brachiosaurids and unlike most dinosaurs, its front legs were longer than its hind legs. These unusual front legs together with its very long neck gave Brachiosaurus a giraffe-like stance and great height, up to 40-50 feet (12-16 m) tall.

Brachiosaurus had a claw on the first toe of each front foot and claws on the first three toes of each rear foot. Like other Brachiosaurids, it had chisel-like teeth, its nostrils were on the top of its head, and it had large nasal openings indicating that it may have had a good sense of smell. Brachiosaurus had 26 teeth on its top jaw and 26 on the bottom for a total of 52 teeth towards the front of the mouth. Brachiosaurus was an herbivore, a plant eater. It probably ate the tops of tall trees with its large spatulate (chisel-shaped) teeth. It swallowed its food whole, without chewing it, digesting the plant material in its gut.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Homeschool Month Now!

Dinosaur World is celebrating home school students by designating the entire month of April as “Home School Month”. During April, all home school students and their families will receive the park’s group rate discount of $5 per person in Kentucky and Texas and $8 per person in Florida.

In an effort to meet the needs of the expanding homeschool market that often travels in smaller educational group sizes, any home school student, home school teacher, and their siblings, can receive the discount admission the entire moth of April. Park officials request home school documentation to receive discount.

Monday, March 29, 2010

New map

Our Florida location is getting a much needed new park map. The person creating the map has posted a time lapse on how this process is completed. This is a fascinating link (http://vimeo.com/10460763). Click if you ever wondered how a map was created. Plus, you can get a sneak peak at our new Florida map this way.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Kentucky special

For those of you around our Kentucky location, on the Nashville side, here's a little treat for you = http://wprt.halfoffdeals.com/. Now's a great time to get outdoors, enjoy the spring and see some dinosaurs! Our dinosaurs love spring breakers!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

spring break

Looking for things to do for Spring Break?

Visit Dinosaur World in Cave City, Kentucky. You'll see our over 150 life size dinosaurs. But that's not all! Click here to find out more area information = http://www.cavecity.com/ and http://www.mammothcave.com/

In our Florida location, you have Tampa just 20 minutes away and Orlando just 1 hour. http://www.visittampabay.com/ and http://www.orlandoinfo.com/index.cfm

In Glen Rose, Texas also lots to do = http://www.glenrosetexas.net/

Monday, March 22, 2010

Fossil Dig

The best way to learn about our Fossil Dig is to visit, but here's a few teasers...
  • Our dig is loaded with shark teeth, amber, ammonites, brachiopods, gastropods, sea urchins, shells, sponge, coral, dinosaur bone fragments and more
  • All fossils are authentic
  • You can dig for as many fossils as you like
  • You get to take home your 3 favorite fossils
  • The dig is a guided activity, so learn as you have fun!
  • A fossil dig ticket is included in admission price for ages 3 - 12, anyone over 12 or under 3 is $2

Friday, March 19, 2010

Prehistoric Parties

What could be more fun than having your birthday with over 150 life size dinsoaurs? Birthday party reservations are available for $6 per person for groups of 12 or more with advance reservations. This price includes all park exhibits and reserved use of the picnic area. Contact us now to reserve (http://www.dinoworld.net/dino-start003text.php?page=11).

Thursday, March 18, 2010

T-Rex info

Here's some great informatino on our T-Rex...
  • T-Rex stood about 13 feet tall at the hips, 40 feet long, weighed about 7 tons

  • His name means “tyrant lizard king”

  • Fossils found in USA and Asia

  • Tyrannosaurus rex's arms were only about 3 feet (1 m) long,

  • He had 2-fingered hands

  • T-rex had cone-shaped, serrated teeth that were continually replaced

  • Until recently, Tyrannosaurus rex was the biggest known carnivorous dinosaur; Gigantosaurus and Carcharodontosaurus are slightly bigger

  • Tyrannosaurus rex was a fierce predator that walked on two powerful legs.

  • T-rex had a slim, stiff, pointed tail that provided balance and allowed quick turns while running.

  • Its body was solidly built but its bones were hollow.

  • T-rex's brain had a very large area in the brain for processing odors.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Saint Patrick's Day Wish

Our dinosaurs and employees want to say "Happy Saint Patrick's Day"!

The Torosaurus in particular wanted to extend an irish blessing. " May your blessings outnumber The Shamrocks that grow."

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Homeschool month coming soon

Today I am contacting homeschool groups to let them know that next month is April homeschool month. All homeschool students and their families will receive special discounts the entire month of April. Homeschool families visiting our Kentucky or Texas location will receive admission for $5. Homeschool families visiting the Florida location will receive $8 admission in April.

In an effort to meet the needs of the expanding homeschool market that often travels in smaller educational group sizes, any home school student, home school teacher, and their siblings, can receive the April discount. Park officials request home school documentation to receive discount.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Ride a prehistoric mammoth (kinda)

Come on spring breakers! You don't have to go far to create memories with your family! Where else can you ride a wooly mammoth? Pictured below are guests enjoying our Mammoth Gardens (an exhibit in the Kentucky location). At this exhibit you can interact with one of our replica baby mammoths and learn more about the rest of the herd too.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Eggs and fossils

Did you know that in addition to our over 150 life size dinosaurs, we have hundreds of very cool fossils too? These fossils can be found in our Prehistoric Museum and also in our giftshop. One of my favorites is our Hadrosaur eggs. Below is information Hadrosaurs.

A living Hadrosaurus could tower over a human being. Nearly as tall as a two-story building, the animal might weigh up to four tons. The hadrosaurs are called "duckbills" because of their strange, toothless bills, with which they chopped and ground their food. They were herbivores (plant-eaters), and it is believed they were good swimmers.

Duckbills lived and traveled in herds, and laid eggs (such as the ones we have on exhibit) in communal nesting areas, the most famous of which are those of Maiasaura, which formed huge nesting colonies, like those of modern penguins. Some paleontologists believe they protected the eggs until hatched and continued to nurture the young afterwards.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Time to schedule field trips

We're getting field trip bookings in every day now. Don't let your date get overbooked. Call now for reservations. Take your class on an unforgettable journey into the past. Our school group rates are only $5 per student. One adult free per 10 students receives free admission. We also have plenty of free parking. Contact us about educational activities tying into core content and state standards. We have already designed them for you.
  • Texas groups call 254-898-1526
  • Kentucky groups call 270-773-4345
  • Florida groups call 813-717-9865

Monday, March 8, 2010

Calling all girl and boy scouts!

Dinosaur World has badge earning opportunities for boy scouts and girl scouts. Click here to learn more (http://www.dinoworld.net/dino-start003text.php?page=6). Scouting rates are only $6 per person for groups of 12 or more with advance reservations.

Friday, March 5, 2010

sunny weekend

It's supposed to be a sunny weekend! And, spring breaks will be starting soon. We're ready to see you! You don't have to go far for a good time, we're approx. one hour from Louisville, Nashville, Orlando, Fort Worth, Dallas and about 20 minutes from Tampa. One of our locations is close to you!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Got milk? Got Dinosaurs? We got both!

Got milk? Got dinosaurs? We got ‘em both at Dinosaur World on Friday, March 12th. Dinosaur World is a stop on the 2010 “Got Milk” Tour. This tour offers guests a chance to have some nutritional fun such as a dinner fun zone, mustache blending area, sampling area, milk table showcase and more. Of course, the popular milk mustache photo area will be on hand. Health professionals and dieticians will be on hand to answer questions.

The got milk area will be set up in the Dinosaur World parking area from 11:00 to 1:00 and then from 2:00 to 4:00 on March 12th. Take part in the “milk the moment” tour and then take a moment to get some dinosaurs!

Monday, March 1, 2010


Thank you for all the canned good donations during the month of February. We did a great job. Our Florida location had over 800 pounds of canned goods donated to the United Foodbank! Kentucky donations went to Pathfinders and Texas donations went to the Glen Rose Methodist Church Foodbank. Thanks everyone for helping!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Last chance!

This Sunday (Feb 28) is your last chance to get 50% off admission to Dinosaur World! All you have to do is bring in 2 canned goods. Visit Sunday to see our dinosaurs and help someone too!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Cold in Texas

Snow in Texas ? You betcha! The below picture was taken Tuesday (Feb 22) in our Glen rose, Texas location. This picture is as you exit the parking lot. But guess what? We're open! We're open every day of the year (except Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day). So, if you're into extreme dinosaur viewing, come on in! At least this will make us ready for spring break when it finally gets here!
If you're wondering about the giraffes, we have a partnership with Fossil Rim (http://www.fossilrim.org/) where we promote each other. So, when you feel like braving the weather, take a trip to Glen Rose and enjoy all the sites! (http://www.glenrosetexas.net/)

Friday, February 19, 2010

busy week

Whew, it's been a busy week preparing for spring.

Speaking of spring, the photo below is a sneak peak of the new babies that will be arriving in the Kentucky location in March.

Also don't forget that this Sunday (Feb 20) you can can still bring 2 or more canned goods for 50% off admission.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Thank you!

Thanks to all the sweeties that came Sunday to our Valentine's deal and to those that brought canned goods to give to the foodbanks. The canned good discount of 50% off with 2 canned goods continues each Sunday in Freburary.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Weekend specials

A reminder that Sunday at Dinosaur World has huge discount oppotunitties .
  • Valentine's Day - Sunday, February 14th, This is an adults only special. Bring your sweetheart for free! This is basically a buy one get one free special.
  • 50% off admission Sunday also! Bring 2 canned goods and get 50% off admission. This is part of a February special where every Sunday we are going a canned good drive.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Here's some cool facts about trilobites. We have some very, very cool trilobites in our museum and even in our giftshop to shell.

They were among the most numerous and varied marine animals of their time, ranging in length from about a quarter of an inch to over three feet. Like other arthropods, they could grow only by casting off their old shells. The best known example of an arthropod outgrowing its shell today is the soft-shell crab. So, many trilobite fossils are actually the cast off shells and not the animal itself. The name trilobite refers to the three (tri-) sections of the body, the easiest way to identify a trilobite fossil. Trilobites also are known for their extremely well developed eyes.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentine's Day at Dinosaur World

Looking for something fun and unique to do for your sweetie on Valentine's Day? Bring them to Dinosaur World! We are offering an adult only special - bring your sweetie for free! This is basically a buy one get one adult free admission. Regular rates are $12.75 for adults and $9.75 for ages 3-12.

Friday, February 5, 2010

50% Off Sunday

Don't forget! If you visit this Sunday (Feb 7) and bring 2 canned goods then you'll get 50% off admission! We're donating the canned goods to local charities. So come see us for a good cause!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Snowy Dinosaurs

It's been snowy in most parts of the states. Our dinosaurs are out in the snow too. We're open every day year around. So, if you're intersted in a snowy dinosaur, we've got them for you!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Florida I-4 Open

Florida Interstate 4 is open. There is no problems exiting as normal at Exit 17. The sinkhole that affected the area last week has been repaired. Dinosaur World is open and has never been affected by the sinkholes. Come see us!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Look at this cool stuff!

Look at all this new cool stuff in our giftshop! This photo was taken in the Kentucky shop that has over 5,000 square feet of items. The second semi truck of cool stuff was unloaded this week. Stop in and see what we have for the dinosaur lover in your family.

Friday, January 22, 2010

2010 Special Events announced!

Valentine's Day - Adult special only! Bring your sweetheart for free on February 14! (One sweetie per person, please! This is valid with one paid adult admission.)

Every Sunday in February - Bring 2 canned goods and receive 50% off admission. (50% off per person with 2 canned goods per person.)

March Babies- New baby dinosaurs arriving in Kentucky!

April Homeschool month! - Homeschool students and their families receive group admission rates. ($5 Texas and Kentucky - $8 in Florida - must present ID.)

Mother's Day - Mother's free on May 9! (with paid child of any age)

Father's Day - Dad's free on June 20th! (with paid child of any age)

August Double Dino Days - Visit in August and get a free pass to come back any day in
December. (Kentucky and Texas locations are closed on Christmas Day.)

September Teacher Month - Teachers receive free admission! (not valid Sep. 25 in Kentucky or Texas - must present proof of employement.)

Dinomite Weekend - Local receive $1 admission Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th. (Valid in Kentucky and Texas only,) Kentucky counties include Barren and surrounding counties of Allen, Barren, Edmonson, Hart, Metcalfe, Monroe and Warren. Texas counties include Somervell, Hood, Johnson, Bosque, and Erath.

October Dog Month- Bring your friendly dog on a leash and receive $2 off admission and pets get treats.

Free Kids on Halloween! - Kids ages 3-12 in costume receive free admission on Halloween Day when accompanied by an adult.

Free November Grandparents Sundays - The first 3 weekends in November (7th, 14th, 21st) up to 6 kids accompanied by their grandparents paid admission will be admitted free!

December Toy Sundays - Bring a new packaged toy and receive 50% off per person per toy the first two Sundays in December (5th and 12th).

Free kids admission on their birthday year around! ("proof" of birthday needed - valid for ages 3-12)

Here's the website link for our special events = http://www.dinoworld.net/dino-start003text.php?page=4

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I-4 Florida sinkholes not affecting museum

Sinkholes plaguing the area have stuck again on Interstate 4. Beginning this morning of Tuesday, January 19th, eastbound exit 17 is closed due to this new sinkhole.

But the good news is Dinosaur World is not affected, you just need a slight detour to enter our museum. Continue on I-4 eastbound to exit 19. At the off ramp make a left and then another left to get back on I-4 westbound. Once you are back on the interstate, continue to exit 17. At the off ramp make a right then the first left to Dinosaur World. This is about a four minute detour.

Friday, January 15, 2010

No Florida Sinkholes

To our Florida friends - There have been major problems with sinkholes opening in the Plant City area. Dinosaur World has not been affected by these sinkholes. So, weave your way around the holes in I-4 and come on out to visit our dinosaurs. We're open daily from 9 to 5.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Dinosaurs and other great Kentucky attractions

Yesterday I posted about our Texas park and great things to do in the area while visiting Texas. Let's take a look at Kentucky today and the great things to do while visiting Dinsoaur World in Kentucky. http://www.mammothcave.com/

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Texas Family Travel

Check out this link on Texas family travel targeted to young children. It mentions Dinosaur World and a lot of other great places near our Texas location...

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

January newsletter

Want to see our January newsletter? I just figured out how to post the link here.
Learn about what we did in 2009 and give us tips on what you want to see in 2010.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Kentucky snowy dinos

Here's what some of the dinosaurs look like in the Kentucky snow today!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Think T-Rex was the biggest carnivore? Think again! The Carcharodontosaurus was larger than T-Rex, although its brain was smaller. This huge dinosaur was from 26 to 44 feet long and weighed up to 8 tons. The name means "shark toothed lizard" and it lived in North Africa.

You can see an authentic tooth from this massive dinosaur at our Kentucky location in the museum.

Friday, January 1, 2010


Happy new year to everyone! Come see us as you travel. We're open for you.