Experience dinosaurs like never before when you visit the incredible Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas exhibition! Use technology to examine fossils and discover how dinosaurs walked, ran, and moved their long necks.
Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (amnh.org), in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco; The Field Museum, Chicago; the Houston Museum of Natural Science; and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh.
Dinosaurs in the news:
May 28–September 3; 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
FREE Admission Day
Minnetrista, in collaboration with Blue Star Museums, among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America, will be offering free admission to our nation’s active duty military personnel, including the National Guard and Reserve, and their families from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Explore the waters in Chad Pregracke’s Message in a Bottle Collection. This exhibition showcases a variety of messages in bottles found along U.S. shores. Discover where the messages were found while learning about the importance of cleaning America’s Rivers.
Owned and Curated by Chad Pregracke, Founder & President, Living Lands & Waters. Organized by Message in a Bottle, LLC
FREE Community Activities
It’s Faerie Month at Minnetrista and the faeries are here to play! Experience a variety of faerie pop-up activities at Betty’s Cabin and make sure to attend Faeries, Sprites, & Lights on July 26-28.
|July 5; 10a.m. – 2p.m.||Paper Dall Puppet|
|July 7; Noon – 4p.m.||Faerie Potion Play|
|July 8; Noon – 4p.m.||Faerie Finding Binoculars|
|July 10; 10a.m. – 2p.m.||Faerie Treasure Hunt|
|July 12; 10a.m. – 2p.m.||Write a Letter to a Faerie|
|July 14; Noon – 4p.m.||Pinwheels|
|July 15; Noon – 4p.m.||Faerie Friend “I Spy”|
|July 17; 10a.m. – 2p.m.||Faerie Potion Play|
|July 19; 10a.m. – 2p.m.||Faerie Treasure Hunt|
|July 21; Noon – 4p.m.||Write a Letter to a Faerie|
|July 22; Noon – 4p.m.||Pinwheels|
|July 24; 10a.m. – 2p.m.||Faerie Friend “I Spy”|
Imagine and play in a magical faerie wonderland! Enter Minnetrista’s enchanted Oakhurst Gardens and experience crafts, music, dancing, and much more. Enjoy an event for the whole family.
Kids 2 and under FREE
Cost: $8; $7 members
Tickets can be purchased in person at the main building prior to the event or at the gate the day of the event.