Dinosaur World

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!