We are always planning ahead, so check back periodically to see if we’re coming to a venue near you.
Saturday, February 18 to Sunday, March 26, “Reading the Rocky Book of the Past: Dinosaur Footprints in the Connecticut River Valley” exhibit, free and open to the public, at Holyoke Heritage State Park Visitors’ Center, Holyoke, MA. Open daily from noon to 4:00 p.m., closed Mondays. The Center is hosting a natural history exhibit for family learning, created by Jurassic Roadshow’s parent organization, the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association. The exhibit simulates two 19th-century cabinets (precursors to today’s museums), a “make your own collection” take-away activity, dinosaur footprint reproductions, and other engaging “touch-its.” Labels in English and Spanish.
Saturday, February 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. PBS Kids Family Fan Fair, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, 1000 Hall of Fame Ave., Springfield, MA. PVMA is bringing in special Guest “Buddy” from Dinosaur Train to join Jurassic Roadshow’s craft table at this celebration of kids, fun, and learning. Come dressed as your favorite PBS Kids character and take part in a costume contest! http://www.wgby.org/fanfair
Saturday, April 15, noon to 4 p.m. Cambridge Science Festival’s Carnival and Robot Zoo, on the grounds of the Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA. Jurassic Roadshow joins dozens of other science exhibits and activities in this kick-off event for the 10-day festival. See real dinosaur footprint and other fossils from the Connecticut River Valley, look at rocks and minerals through a microscope, learn about the geology of western Massachusetts. http://www.cambridgesciencefestival.org/
Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m to 6 p.m., WGBY Asparagus Festival on the Hadley Town Common, Rt. 9 / Russell Street, Hadley, MA. Celebrate all things local, including agriculture, and stop by the Jurassic Roadshow booths to see real dinosaur footprints and other local fossils and geological specimens. Craft activities all day. http://www.wgby.org/asparagus
OPENING IN JUNE: Astronomy, Geology, and Dino Tracks! Oh my! Edward and Orra Hitchcock and Early Natural Sciences, Memorial Hall Museum, 10 Museum St., Deerfield, MA. Edward Hitchcock’s original investigations of Connecticut Valley fossil footprints and Orra White Hitchcock’s geological and paleontological illustrations astonished the world in the mid-19th century. This exhibition introduces the Hitchcocks’ contributions to astronomy, botany, geology, and ichnology in the very place where they started a lifetime of work together. Produced in conjunction with PVMA’s forthcoming website, Impressions from a Lost World. Specific dates and hours coming soon. http://deerfield-ma.org/