The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum will re-open at 11 a.m. today. While the source of water loss is still unknown, water is flowing into, and collecting properly, in the Desert Museum’s reservoir. Food service will be limited to pre-packaged items for the remainder of the day. All other activities are back on the normal schedule. Thank you.

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Beyond Museum Exhibits: Activities for Kids Who Love Dinosaurs

From Condé Nast Traveler
Posted 03/28/2013 by Debbie Dubrow

Most kids go through a dinosaur phase, and who could blame them? The mysterious creatures come in so many shapes and sizes that there's an endless amount of detail to study. Here are five great ways to take kids to learn more about dinosaurs beyond just checking out the skeletons on display in the museum's collection.

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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (Tucson)

Even toddlers will appreciate the chance to try their hand at paleontology at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Armed with safety goggles, brushes and other tools, they'll spend longer than you'd ever imagine trying to uncover (fake) fossils hidden in a large sand pit. There's plenty of info on hand for older kids to learn more about what they're seeing, including info about the fossil evidence that led to the discovery and identification of the Sonorasaurus in this area.