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DINO-Mite - The Dinos Are Here!

The dinosaurs have arrived in Durham!

We've been eagerly awaiting the opening of the new and improved dinosaur trail for quite a while and this weekend was the grand opening! I remember visiting the original dinosaur trail at the Durham Museum of Life and Science when I was a child, but the original trail, opened in 1967, was destroyed when hurricane Fran hit in 1996. The museum has been raising money and working on the new trail for a while, and we've been anticipating the opening for years!

The little guy met up with his two best buds from school (I call them the 3 Musketeers) and we spent the afternoon climbing on a dinosaur, digging for fossils and walking the trail. I even walked the little man down to see the brontosaurus from the original dinosaur trail I used to visit, currently undergoing repairs because of vandalism (read story here). He said it was the coolest dinosaur of all!

I have a feeling we'll be spending a lot more time there in the coming years.

Durham Dinosaur Trail


  1. The dinosaurs at the "Children's Museum" were part of my childhood too. I'm so glad the tradition will continue. The "three muskateers" are adorable!

  2. hope you'll come enter my fun giveaway! xoxo KAG

  3. Oh how interesting and fun!

  4. This looks like a great kid spot.

  5. Now, I'm really gonna have to get over there and renew my membership. Your photos are fabulous and I can't wait to take my son.


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