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Virginia Museum of Natural History expecting a big crowd for "Dino Day"

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MARTINSVILLE (WSLS 10) - The Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville is expecting a big crowd this weekend.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, the museum will hold its annual "Dino Day" event. Molds of various dinosaur skeletons will be on display, including some new skulls.

The museum's executive director, Joe Keiper, says this will be a fun, interactive way for people to learn about dinosaurs. He estimates that between 1,000 and 1,500 people showed up for last year's exhibit and this year he's hoping for 2,000.

"Dino Day is a chance for children and parents to just kind of engage with some of the most fantastic animals that ever walked the earth, but also do so together as a family unit or on their own," Keiper pointed out. "The great thing is, we make science fun, we make it approachable."

There is a small fee to see the exhibit. Adults are $5, 3 to 18-year-olds are $4, college students and anyone 60-years-old or older are $3 and museum members and anyone under the age of three are free.


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