Event Listings

Our upcoming events are listed below:


Incredible Predators - Mammoth Screen Movie
The hunt is on! This new film, Incredible Predators 3D, deconstructs the world of major predators as never before, showcasing how these supreme species must be at peak performance to have any chance of success. Spectacular scenic and aerial views of nature’s greatest places show how the relationship between predator and prey is a fundamental building block of ecology.

Adult Admission: $8.50
Child Admission (ages 3-12): $7
Seniors: $7
Thanksgiving Point Members: $6
With Paid admission to the Museum of Ancient Life: $6




Fossil Preparation
Do the work of a paleontologist as you prepare a fish fossil. Take your fossil home with you when it has been completed. Jr. Paleontologists will try their hand at uncovering fossil fish using an air scribe and techniques common to the art of fossil preparation. Recommended for ages 6 and older.
(Museum staff assistance will be provided. Parental assistance is also welcome.)

Available Saturdays and Holidays from 11:00-7:00
$4 Per Person
$2 for members.

Museum admission not included.


Molding & Casting
Make a cast of a dinosaur fossil to take home. Using rubber molds and Plaster of Paris, guests can copy one of three fossils featured in the main exhibit halls. Recommended for ages 3 and older.
(Museum staff assistance will be provided, and parental assistance is welcome.)

Available Saturdays and Holidays from 11:00-7:00
$2 per person
$1 for members

Museum admission not included.


Oceans: Our Blue Planet - Mammoth Screen Movie
OCEANS OUR BLUE PLANET - BBC Earth’s Oceans: Our Blue Planet is an extraordinary journey of discovery and wonder, transporting the audience to the deep, mysterious worlds of Earth’s oceans. Packed with drama, awe and spectacle, this immersive film reveals the untold stories of the ocean’s most astonishing creatures.

Adult Admission: $8.50
Child Admission (ages 3-12): $7
Seniors: $7
Thanksgiving Point Members: $6
With Paid admission to the Museum of Ancient Life: $6



Museum of Ancient Life Birthday Parties
Choose between two amazing parties!

DinoMite Party: What better way to mark another year around the sun than a party taking guests through prehistoric history? Perfect for the dinosaur lover, guests get full range to explore one of the world's biggest dinosaur museums. Start in the star tunnel and explore the world of dinosaurs, prehistoric plants, and even an oceanic exhibit with a Megaladon shark.

Lego Party: Within the backdrop of the Museum of Ancient Life transport from the past to the future with a Lego WeDO Robotics birthday party! Plan, construct, create and innovate. Be a robotics engineer as you use your imagination to design and build with Lego WeDO 2.0 robotics. Guests play robot games, use the latest Lego robotics technology, and learn basic Lego programming to animate their robotic creations.


Turtle Odyssey - Mammoth Screen Movie
TURTLE ODYSSEY - Sea Turtles are some of Earth’s most ancient and majestic creatures. For over 100 million years, they have traversed the seas, surviving multiple mass extinctions and playing critical roles in maintaining healthy, marine food webs. Not only do these friendly animals captivate us as they peacefully glide through the ocean, but their personal journeys of survival are equally fascinating.


Explorer Pass
See it all with an Explorer Pass! A Thanksgiving Point Explorer Pass grants admission into all four venues (Museum of Natural Curiosity, Farm County, Museum of Ancient Life, Ashton Gardens). Available for purchase at any venue or Guest Information.

(No discounts available for Explorer Pass purchases including Thanksgiving Point Members)


Museum of Ancient Life Admissions
Roam among the dinosaurs, explore a Carboniferous Forest, and dive deep into a Cretaceous Ocean at the Museum of Ancient Life. Come visit one of the world’s largest displays of mounted dinosaurs with 60 complete dinosaur skeletons in our galleries, along with more than 50 hands-on exhibits. This is the destination to enjoy learning about our pre-historic animals, playing with toy dinosaurs in the Erosion Table, and digging for fossils in the quarry dig.

Adult Admission: $20
Child Admission (ages 3-12): $15
Seniors: $15
Children ages 2 and under and Thanksgiving Point Members: Free



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