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The King of Dinosaurs

Special Programs

All programs in Smead Discovery Center are free with Museum admission. No registration required.


Monday-Saturday: 10 am to 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 10 am to 8 pm
Sunday: 1 to 4:30 pm


Bring your family and your questions and get ready for hands-on fun. Stay as long as you like. Each week features a special activity or craft and a resource person who will make science fun and understandable for visitors of all ages.

Rockin' Rocks and Marvelous Minerals

Wednesday, July 29; 2:30 to 4:30 pm

What’s the difference between a rock and a mineral? A rock and a gem? Touch, examine and sketch rock and mineral specimens like a real scientist. Curator of Mineralogy Dr. David Saja will show you how. Bring a rock or mineral for Dr. Saja to ID, and find out what he does in his lab across the hall.