Dinosaurs take over McClung Museum for the summer

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A new exhibit highlighting dinosaurs is coming to a Knoxville Museum.

“Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas” will be at the McClung Museum from June 4 to August 28. Museum visitors can learn how thoughts on dinosaurs have changed over the years. The exhibit is filled with data from fossil finds, computer simulations and models.

Research used to create the exhibit come from New York City’s American Museum of Natural History and other experts. Guests can learn what dinosaurs looked like and their behavior through CT scans and more.

“This exhibition illustrates how scientists are using new ideas, new discoveries and new technologies to revolutionize our understanding of dinosaurs,” says Mark A. Norell, curator of Dinosaur Discoveries and chair and curator of the Division of Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History. “Our work reaches across many disciplines to showcase how we go about reconstructing the mysterious life of dinosaurs.”

Also, the museum will host summer camps. Children from ages 4 to 5 can attend Dino Explores from June 7 to 9. Jurassic Kids will provide learning opportunities for children ages 2 to 3 from June 14 to 15. Kids in grades fourth to sixth can attend Dig It! Fun with Fossils from June 20 to 24.

There will be a Night at the McClung Museum family sleepover on June 17. The event is opened to children ages 5 to 11 and their guardians.

Also, the museum will host a Moving Among Dinosaurs Stroller Tour on June 27 at 10 a.m. Families can have fun at the museum on free Dinosaurs and Fossils Family Fun Days on June 11 and July 9 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information the exhibit or events, visit the McClung Museum’s website.

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