Click for Ann Arbor, Michigan Forecast
Friday February 24, 2017
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed
Print Comment E-mail

Dinosaur Discovery Day

 

continued

On the third floor, two girls and a boy enact a play with "Paleo Puppets." A T. rex puppet sings his ABCs in tune while a two-year-old girl in a jumper spins in circles. Three glassy-eyed squirrels survey the puppet show from above. The puppeteers cry, "Here, Mommy-watch this show." The children don't notice a snarling wolf, body tense, teeth braced, and fur on end, that stands two feet away behind glass.

A disco ball welcomes dancers to the "Dino Dance" on the fourth floor. Music throbs as children whirl in the dark. Colored lights flash on the walls. In another gallery down the hall, silent children stir plaster with water at a fossil-casting table while their parents crash on puffy chairs.

Outside the tall windows, late afternoon shadows darken brick buildings. The moon gleams in a blue, cloudless sky. At five o'clock, children and parents make their way downstairs to greet the icy air. Spiky dinosaur crowns rattle in the wind.

Dinosaur Discovery Day returns to the Exhibit Museum on Saturday, December 6.    (end of article)

[Originally published in December, 2008.]

 

Bookmark and Share
previous  ·  1 l 2 l 3
all on one page
read more stories here -> Marketplace  l  Culture  l  Community  l  News

You might also like:

Hip Hop Sock Hop - Fake Ad: January 2017 Hip Hop Sock Hop - Fake Ad: January 2017
Closing Kaleidoscope - Jeff Pickell readies a r... Closing Kaleidoscope - Jeff Pickell readies a r...
The Kouzas Shake Up Their Block - Kosch Dining ... The Kouzas Shake Up Their Block - Kosch Dining ...
Map of Delis, Sandwiches and Subs Restaurants Map of Delis, Sandwiches and Subs Restaurants
Calendar This Week - Sports, Dancing, Nature, & Recreation Calendar This Week - Sports, Dancing, Nature, & Recreation
Crime Map Crime Map
Calendar This Week - Music: Classical, Religious, & Cabaret Calendar This Week - Music: Classical, Religious, & Cabaret
Tropical Smoothies on the East Side - Smoothies... Tropical Smoothies on the East Side - Smoothies...
Return of the Independent Pharmacy - Ray Albane... Return of the Independent Pharmacy - Ray Albane...
The Arc of Justice - MLK at Hill Auditorium, 19... The Arc of Justice - MLK at Hill Auditorium, 19...
Your guide to summer camps and activities for kids.