Family Programs

Palaeo Playground

The Palaeo Playground

The Palaeo Playground is a free with admission family fun day filled with dinosaur activities, crafts and a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet a real dinosaur hunter palaeontologist!

Dig for dinosaur bones, build a dinosaur, watch as palaeontologists prepare real fossils for display. Crafts, costumes, and scavenger hunts will fill your day with dino delight.

Meet a real Dinosaur Hunter from 1 PM to 2 PM

Sunday September 9 - Meet Catherine Forster, Associate Professor of Biology at George Washington University.

Sunday September 16 - Meet Paul Sereno, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence & SuperCroc hunter.

Sunday October 7 - Meet Phil Currie, Co-founder of the Royal Tyrell Museum of Palaeontology and model for palaeontolgist Alan Grant in the film Jurassic Park

Sunday October 21 - Meet Scott Sampson, Dr. Scott from Dinosaur Train!

Sunday November 25 - Meet David Evans, Associate Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology at the ROM.

Saturday December 8 - Meet David Krause, Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Michighan

All six Dinosaur Hunters will be giving a family friendly talk at 2 PM in the theatre. Tickets for these talks are sold separately.
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Cost: Free with Admission.


Main Entrance

Bloor Street (main entrance)



Authored by: Noman Siddiqui