Although we watch movies, television shows, and read books on dinosaurs, we forget to give them the credit they deserve. Of course, these ferocious beasts that once walked our planet give us much to shudder about, but in many ways, they are the origin of many things. A lot of the animals that exist in today’s modern world are descendants of the beasts of the Mesozoic Era. Without dinosaurs, we wouldn’t have the most commonly known birds. There are many ways to commemorate these creatures; however, for some ideas on how to celebrate dinosaur day this year, keep reading.
Amid this pandemic, many museums closed, making it difficult for those who love dinosaurs to visit their favorite exhibits. However, things are beginning to open up a bit. Many museums throughout our country offer exceptional dinosaur exhibits where you can stand in awe and appreciation of these great beasts.
Take a Road Trip
If you’re not ready to venture into enclosed areas to appreciate dinosaurs, there are other ways to do so. Every set of dinosaur remains that is on display at a museum came from the great outdoors. Consider taking a road trip, even if it has to be on the weekend, to one of the many dino hotspots.
From the Badlands and the Black Hills in South Dakota to The La Brea Tar Pits in California, there are several places to visit where remains were discovered. You could almost pick any state to travel to their most iconic dinosaur fossil area.
Between channels like PBS or National Geographic Kids, there are an array of programs regarding prehistoric creatures, the way they lived, new discoveries, theories, and guides that expand on various dinosaurs.
Additionally, you can honor our Earth’s early creatures by binging your favorite books, television, and movies with dinosaurs. It may be fun to apply what you learn about the different creatures to see if you can find discrepancies in certain movies or books.
To have fun and further your understanding of dinosaurs, consider building your own at-home museum using Creative Beast Studio’s dinosaur action figures. This way, you can pick and choose which are your favorites and set them up in the types of scenarios they would have most likely encountered.
Noting the details of each individual animal may help shine a light on a creature that is hard to imagine from observing their bones. This can be done from the comfort of your own home and is a great activity and experience to have with your kids. Hands-on learning is an important part of science and encourages kids to ask questions.
No one can tell you exactly how to celebrate dinosaur day this year. Do what makes you comfortable—there is plenty of learning and celebrating to be done from the comfort of home. However, if you’re looking to get out of the house and into nature, the road trip may be a great way to examine history and get some fresh air.