Budding scientists love to learn about and study all the different varieties of dinosaurs and fossils. Follow these tips and have a Mesozoic May and a Jurassic June!
- Woodland Park Zoo (West Gate), 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle: May 1 to Sept. 6. At the exhibition Dinosaur Discovery, see more than 20 life-size, lifelike moving, roaring dinos, including a 40-foot-long T. Rex.
- Burke Museum, 4300 15th Ave. NE, Seattle: Ogle the only real dinosaur fossils on display in Washington. See a T. Rex skull, as well as massive Ice Age mammals and plant fossils.
- Ginkgo Petrified Forest Interpretive Center, 4511 Huntzinger Rd., Vantage: Road trip to Central Washington! See an ancient fossil bed as you hike a 1.25-mile interpretive trail, and look out for nearly two dozen exposed petrified logs.
- Fremont topiaries. Check out the two ivy dinosaurs that live almost canalside in Fremont. They roam the earth by the Burke-Gilman Trail, just south of North 34th Street and Phinney Avenue North.
- Dig for “fossils” in your yard. Set up a sandbox or sand table and plant faux dino bones deep in the stratigraphic layers of your backyard dig site.
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