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Dinosaur Days returns to Sierra College

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Rocklin — Dinosaur Day Science Fest is back. The Sierra College Natural History Museum is once again hosting the popular event.

Over the course of the past 16 years, Dinosaur Day has brought thousands, upon thousands of the young and young at heart to the Museum to share a love of all things science and, of course, dinosaurs.

There will be much to do at this year's event.

Like live animal shows and scientists blowing up watermelons.

Get officially checked for cooties. Kids can decorate their own Dino Cookie and make a poster. Young would-be scientists will be able to make their own slime, too.

The museum will offer planetarium shows. (Please note that there are limited tickets available for this event).

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There will be silent auctions and drawings.

Take a spin on the DinoWheel to test your dinosaur knowledge and a chance to win prizes.

There will be geocaching and face painting, too. Meet actual paleontologists and watch them prepare real fossils.

Kids can hunt for fossils in our fossil sandbox. There will be more than 20 activities for young explorers.

Make a day of it and bring a picnic lunch to the event, or better yet, let the Sierra College Science Club do the cooking and purchase a freshly made BBQ lunch.

This year's event will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Sierra College Rocklin Campus, located at 5000 Rocklin Road in Rocklin.

Tickets may be purchased at the event or in advance at http://www.brownpapertickets.com, search Dinosaur Day.

The college suggests that people purchase tickets early to avoid lines on the day of the event.

Adults are $10, children ages 4 to 12 are $7 and children under 4 are free. Parking at the event is free.

The Sierra College Natural History Museum is pleased to be able to host this event again this year.

The event has held a special place for young and old alike in the region, and the proceeds all go to benefit the museum, according to event organizers.

They are a volunteer-run organization and the monies raised at this event go toward maintaining our exhibits and allowing us to put on public programs.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Keely Carroll at kcarroll@sierracollege.edu or 916-660-7923.

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