Sunday, April 02, 2006

The AMNH Dino Bus

From comes this article:

The American Museum of Natural History is taking some of the most exciting discoveries about how dinosaurs behaved, what they looked like, and even how they moved, and is packing it into Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries, the Museum's newest Moveable Museum, where it will travel to schools and communities throughout the New York City area. Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries, based on the Museum's recent blockbuster exhibition of the same name, is a 37-foot-long converted recreational vehicle with an exterior graphic of a nearly life-size image of a fully-fleshed, long-necked Apatosaurus and equipped inside with hands-on fossil specimens, captivating video presentations, computer interactives, and a diorama depicting feathered dinosaurs from Liaoning, China.

This new Moveable Museum made its official debut in the Bronx with third-graders from P.S. 304 and fifth-graders from M.S. 101, both affiliated with the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club. The Moveable Museums, which visit more than 300 schools and community sites every year, have served more than a quarter of a million visitors since the program's establishment in 1993.

All school groups who visit the Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries Moveable Museum are given a "Field Journal" that, through a series of questions and activities, guides their visit and allows them to capture their experience in sketches and notes.

A big thanks to Charley Parker at for this link.