Dinosaur World

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)