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Monday, February 1, 2010

Got dinosaurs?


Digging for fossils in New Haven part of February vacation week at the Peabody


NEW HAVEN - The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History’s annual celebration of paleontology and dinosaurs, scheduled for the February school holidays, features "hands-on activities for the entire family," organizers said.
There will be a fossil dig, an extensive fossil touch table, dinosaur arts and crafts, and museum experts will demonstrate how they prepare dinosaur bones for display.
From Monday to Friday, at 11 a.m., there also will be a Roxi Fox puppet show.
New this year, the Leitner Family Planetarium, two blocks from the Peabody, will offer free planetarium shows Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 3 and 4 p.m.
The program runs 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Feb. 15 to Feb. 20. Cost is museum admission of $7 for adults, $6 for seniors 65 and older, $5 for children ages 3-18 and college students, no charge for children younger than 3.
Visit www.peabody.yale.edu/events for a complete schedule.
The museum is at 170 Whitney Ave. New Haven.

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