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.
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.
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.
Yale Peabody Museum
170 Whitney Ave.
New Haven, CT
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.
American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West
Upper West Side, Manhattan
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.