By NYMetroParents Staff

Rainy Day Dino Fun in the NYC Area

May 30, 2014   |  Summer Activities  

From flying dinos at the  American Museum of Natural History to arena shows featuring "living" dinosaurs, you can enjoy prehistoric fun even on the rainiest days this summer.

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Our area is hosting a ton of awesome outdoor activities in which kids can indulge their dinosaur obsession this summer, but what about rainy days? Don't let a little rain force you to be a fair weather fan! With these interactive dinosaur exhibits and a larger-than-life arena show, you can treat your kids to bracheosaurus-sized fun, all indoors.

 

Walking With Dinosaurs

Barclays Center

620 Atlantic Ave.

Park Slope, Brooklyn 

917-618-6700

            Prudential Center

            25 Lafayette St.

            Newark, NJ.

            973-757-6246


Watch in awe and learn a ton as the greatest creatures ever to walk the Earth interact with one another in this one-of-a-kind show that brings to life 20 true-to-life-size dinosaurs. This indoor show is a must-see for any dinosaur devotee. Brooklyn: July 16-20. See website for show times. $35-$99. Newark, NJ: July 23-26. See website for show times. $35-$69.50. 

 

Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies

Yale Peabody Museum

170 Whitney Ave.

New Haven, CT

203-432-5050

 

Even the biggest behemoths start out as babies. Find out what your favorite dinosaurs were like when they were little at the Yale Peabody Museum. Through hands-on displays, life-like models, artwork, and more than 150 dinosaur eggs, this unique exhibit provides visitors with a peek into the early lives of these magnificent creatures. Open through Aug. 30. Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 12-5pm. $9; $8 seniors; $5 students with ID and children ages 3-18.

 

Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs

American Museum of Natural History

200 Central Park West

Upper West Side, Manhattan

212-769-5200

 

Take flight with the pterosaurs with this new exhibit that exclusively explores the dinosaurs that ruled the prehistoric skies. Get in on the action with a virtual flight simulation as well as rare fossils from Germany, the United States, and Brazil, plus casts, life-size models, and videos. Open daily through January 2015. 10am-5:45pm. $25; $19 seniors ages 65 and older; $14.50 students; free for children younger than 12.

 

Looking for even more dino  fun? Kids will dig these DIY dino craft projects.

 

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