Jurassic World premiered last weekend; a reboot of the famous Jurassic Park movies from the 90’s starring Chris Pratt. Dinosaurs have held our fascination and attention for a long time, for good reason. They are incredible. Need more dinosaurs in your life? Here are some of our suggestions:

  • Visit the NC Museum of Natural Science. The have real dinosaur skeletons (Acrocanthosaurus atokensis and Thescelosaurus) for you to look at and learn about. The best part? It’s free!
  • Have kids that like dinosaurs? Take them to Dinosaur Trail at the Museum of Life and Science. Get your hands dirty digging for fossils and have a picture taken with a parasaurolophus.
  • Interested in collecting your own fossils? Join the NC Fossil Club. They have meetings every two months, educate people about geological history, and take trips to find and collect fossils.
  • Don’t have time for any of the above? Just sit back and watch videos about dinosaurs for free through Films on Demand. Oh, look. Here’s one right now!


About Courtney Bippley

Courtney is a Reference Librarian at the Main Campus Library. Her favorite genres are fantasy and science fiction. She loves dogs, coffee, and dancing.