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Event Listings

Our upcoming events are listed below:


Extreme Weather - Mammoth Screen Movie
Extreme Weather: Weather has always been one of the most dynamic and complex forces shaping our planet, but now it's intensifying in varied and complex ways. Extreme Weather takes us to the frontlines where few have gone.

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 Party
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.


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.


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.


National Parks Adventure - Mammoth Screen Movie
NATIONAL PARKS ADVENTURE - Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness.

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



Space Next - Mammoth Screen Movie
SPACE NEXT - The journey to reach the stars began with our earliest dreams of flying, and led to landing on the moon and sending a probe to Pluto. But that’s only the beginning. Told from the point of view of the first generation born outside of Earth, Space Next offers a glimpse into tomorrow, and the possibilities of what is to come by way of private space developments and national space programs. The result is a mesmerizing display of interplanetary excellence sure to inspire a generation of explorers, scientists, and dreamers. Come discover what’s next.

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



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.

Adult 1-Day Explorer Pass: $24.95 (October 31st 2016 – March 24th 2017)
Child 1-Day Explorer Pass: $19.95 (October 31st 2016 – March 24th 2017)

Adult 1-Day Explorer Pass: $29.95 (March 25th 2017 – October 28th 2017)
Child 1-Day Explorer Pass: $23.95 (March 25th 2017 – October 28th 2017)

(Pricing reflects Garden Season) (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: $15
Child Admission (ages 3-12): $12
Seniors: $12
Children ages 2 and under and Thanksgiving Point Members: Free




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



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