Fla. Museum offers home-school ‘Dinosaur Egg Hunt’ classes in October

September 26th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will offer science education programs developed specifically for home-schooled children ages 7-11 without an accompanying adult from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 3, Oct. 10, Oct. 17 and Oct. 24. Space for the “Dinosaur Egg Hunt” classes is limited and participants must register for the entire four-week session.

Students will explore the family life of Earth’s largest animals and learn what dinosaur bones, eggs and baby skeletons reveal about these creatures. Participants also will discover how paleontologists dig up clues to the past and why they believe dinosaurs are the ancient relatives of birds. Cost is $64 for Florida Museum members and $76 for non-members. Call (352) 846-2000 ext. 277 or visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu/education/home_school.htm for more information.

The home school class complements the Florida Museum’s current temporary exhibit “Hatching the Past: The Great Dinosaur Egg Hunt,” a hands-on exhibit that features a collection of 100 authentic dinosaur eggs and nests collected from all over the globe. The class price includes admission into the “Hatching the Past” exhibition. Regular admission to “Hatching the Past” is $4 for adults, $2 for children ages 3-12 and free for Florida Museum members.

Media Contact: Paul Ramey,  (352) 846-2000,  pramey@ufl.edu
Writer: Stacy Acquista