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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Dora the Explorer to visit Peabody Museum, meet 'dinosaurs'

Dora (contributed)
NEW HAVEN - The popular Nickelodeon cartoon character Dora the Explorer, backpack in tow, is headed to the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History on  Aug. 15, for "her newest adventure: coming face to face with 150-million-year-old dinosaur skeletons," according to a release. 
 
Dora is scheduled to greet visitors from 10 a.m. to noon in the Great Hall of Dinosaurs under the watchful glance of Brontosaurus and Stegosaurus, the release said.  Visitors may take photos with Dora using their own cameras, the release said.
The visit with Dora is free with museum membership, Yale I.D. or admission of $6-$13 ($13 adult, $10 senior 65+, $6 children age 3-18 and students with I.D.).  There is no admission cost for children younger than  3. 

The Yale Peabody Museum is a member of the Connecticut Dinosaur Trail (ctdinotrail.com), which made Dora’s visit possible, the release said..
NOTE NEW HOURS AND ADMISSION FEES: 
The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.  The Museum is closed Mondays except for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Columbus Day and Presidents Day.  Admission prices are:  Adults $13, seniors 65 and over $9, children 3-18 $6. Admission is free for Museum members, Yale I.D. holders, and children under age 3. No admission is charged Thursdays from 2 to 5 pm from September through June.  

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