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Posted on: February 6, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Dino-Mighty Fun at Cape Fear Museum!

Dino Mighty Day dinosaur

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. — Cape Fear Museum of History and Science is inviting the community to Dino-Mighty Day on Saturday, February 25, 2023, from 10 am to 1 pm! Journey back in time to explore dinosaurs, fossils and more! This event is fun for kids of all ages and adult participation is required. It is made possible by a generous grant from International Paper. Some of the educational stations and activities at this FREE EVENT will include:

  • Dig for fossils to take home
  • Explore the Museum on a dinosaur scavenger hunt
  • Create a dino playscape
  • Participate in a T-Rex basketball challenge
  • Build a Pterosaur and fly it into a nest
  • Have fun creating dinosaur crafts & masks 
  • Make dino trail mix to eat
  • Take pictures at the selfie station
  • And more!

While visiting, experience the traveling exhibition Dinosaurs Take Flight. It combines original artwork with fossils, replica skeletons, hands-on activities and interactive media to tell the amazing story of the evolution of flight.  

“We know our visitors love dinosaurs,” roared education manager Amy Thornton, “this FREE EVENT will be a day of prehistoric fun for the whole family and we are grateful to our friends at International Paper for making it possible.”

Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is located at 814 Market Street and is open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Standard admission prices are $8 for adults; $7 for seniors, students and military with valid ID; $5 for children 6-17; and free for children 5 and under and for museum members. New Hanover County residents’ free day is the first Sunday of each month. Cape Fear Museum is also a proud partner of Museums for All and offers free admission to SNAP benefit recipients when they present an EBT card. More information:

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