Dinos Under Glass
Visitors to the Mitchell Park Domes will step back in time â€“way back â€“ when they enter â€śDinos Under Glass,â€ť a prehistoric exhibit, in the Tropical Dome, beginning Sat., May 3. The Domes, â€śMilwaukeeâ€™s Living Landmark,â€ť is located at 524 S. Layton Blvd.
Seven dinosaur models, ranging in length from 9 to 16 feet, are nestled among plants of the Tropical Dome. Allosaurus, Dromaeosaurus, a â€śbabyâ€ť Minmi, a flying Pteranodon, Protoceratops, Stegosaurus, and Triceratops are easily viewed from the walking paths. Educational, interpretive signage is located throughout the exhibit.
complement the â€śprehistoricâ€ť experience, children, as well as adults, will have
the opportunity to step inside a dinosaur â€śfossilâ€ť footprint and to take part
in an interactive scavenger hunt. The hunt includes a search for a dinosaur
nest and a variety of brightly colored smaller species of dinosaurs. To test
their knowledge of dinosaurs, visitors are encouraged to complete a themed crossword
puzzle. The exhibit runs through Nov. 2, so it can be incorporated into science
field trips to The Domes.
â€śDinos Under Glassâ€ť is included with regular admission. Admission for adults age 18 and over is $7; Milwaukee County Seniors with ID, persons with disabilities, students of any age with ID, and youth age 6-17 are $5. Children 5 and under are admitted for free.
For more information, call The Domes at (414) 257-5611 or visit countyparks.com
Mon through Fri.: 9 a.m.â€“5 p.m.
Sat. & Sun.: 9 a.m.â€“4 p.m.