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Dinosaurs Return July 1 – November 1 – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center Brings Dinosaurs Back to The Lakes Region, Holderness NH

July 10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Since the first dinosaur fossil was discovered, humans have been infatuated with the gigantic creatures that roamed the Earth over 66 million years ago. This summer, visitors to Squam Lakes Natural Science Center can see life-size dinosaurs similar to the way they were during pre-historic times at Dinosaurs Return which opens on July 1.

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center first brought dinosaurs to the live animal exhibit trail in 2019. The dinosaurs were so popular that a whole new group of dinosaurs will be brought back for Dinosaurs Return. The dinosaurs look, move, and sound like the real thing. The featured dinosaurs are: Allosaurus – a bipedal carnivore with 6-inch long claws; Baryonyx – a fish-eating dinosaur; Diabloceratops – its name meaning ‘devil horned face’; Dimetrodon – a dinosaur with a spiny sail along its back. There is also a dinosaur that visitors will be able to climb upon at the admissions area – Parasaurolophus.

The dinosaurs of Dinosaurs Return will be placed along the natural setting of the live animal exhibit trail and are included with regular trail admission (free for members). Accompanying interpretation will explain about each dinosaur and make the direct link between these huge creatures and modern day “dinosaurs” – birds. The dinosaurs help to explore connections with evolution and climate change. Be sure to stop by and visit these amazing creatures!

Dinosaurs Return is generously sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank, NH Trust, Miracle Farms Landscape Contractors, Meredith Landing Real Estate, Meredith Rotary, and The Common Man.

Visitors will be able to see Dinosaurs Return from July 1 through November 1. Dinosaurs Return is included in regular trail admission ($26 for adults; $24 for seniors 65+; $20 for youth ages 3 to 15; free for children 2 and under; free for members).Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with the last trail admission at 3:30 p.m. Visit www.nhnature.org/dinos for more information.

About Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

The mission of Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is to advance understanding of ecology by exploring New Hampshire’s natural world. Through spectacular live animal exhibits, natural science education programs, guided Squam Lake Cruises, public gardens, and a nature-based Montessori early learning center, the Science Center has educated audiences of all ages since 1966 about the importance of our natural world. Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is Sensory Inclusive Certified by KultureCity. Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is located on Route 113 in Holderness, an easy drive from exit 24 off I-93, and public trails are open daily from May 1 through November 1 with programming throughout the year. For further information about the Science Center, call 603-968-7194 or visit www.nhnature.org.
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