Dinosaur World

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.