Dinosaur World

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)