Calling all Dinosaur Train fans: Get on board at the Field Museum

I loved dinosaurs as a kid. And when I say I loved them, that’s a tad of an exaggeration. What I had was an unquenchable passion for all things prehistoric.

Not only did I check out every single dinosaur book from the public library, I wanted to be an archaeologist, too.

That didn’t quite work out, but when PBS started airing the wildly popular Dinosaur Train show, my interest was piqued.

Fortunately for me, my kids really liked it too, and have been watching ever since.

I think the real clincher might be the talking dinosaurs that sing and ride a magical train to different paleolithic time periods, but still. Dinos are dinos. And we dig ’em.

Learning Curve does too, and is hosting a great event for kids at the Field Museum this Saturday, May 29 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. called: Dinosaur Train: Play the Day Away.

The first 75 kids between the ages of 3-8 who head to the museum’s East Entrance (Museum Campus Drive + Solidarity Drive facing Adler Planetarium) will get free basic admission for themselves and one parent, not to mention access to awesomeness: a dinosaur train casting call; exclusive sneak hands-on peek at Learning Curve’s new line of Dinosaur Train toys; photo opps with Buddy the dinosaur; a meet-and-greet with Dr. Scott Sampson, Ph.D. (show host and world-renowned paleontologist); a sing along with Dinosaur Train show creator, Craig Bartlett; and a chance to win prizes during the event’s “Big Dino Dig.”

There will be Dinosaur Train activities going on all day, including a coloring station, computer games and episodes of the show itself.

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