dinosaur park and museum
Dinosaur Park and Museum, Ogden, Utah

Woweee! Whiled doing research for something completely unrelated to dinosaurs or The Genre Traveler, I stumbled onto this little fact: October is Dinosaur Month! How cool is that?

I’ve always loved dinosaurs … at least since I discovered them in Kindergarten/First grade. Heck, I still think it would be fun to go back and get a second Bachelor’s degree in paleontology.

I’ve read Robert Bakker’s books The Dinosaur Heresies and Raptor Red (a novel that is totally addictive!). I’ve read Jack Horner’s Dinosaur Lives and totally recognized his inspiration for Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park‘s Dr. Alan Grant.

Let’s face it: Dinosaurs are totally cool. And here are some great places to find them (in alphabetical order):

American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY

Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

Changzhou Dinosaur Park, China

Dinosaur Journey, Fruita, CO

Dinosaur Kingdom, Natural Bridge, VA
What if dinosaurs fought in the Civil War?

The Dinosaur Musuem, Blanding, UT

Dinosaur National Monument, Dinosaur, CO

Dinosaur Park and Museum, Ogden, UT

Dinosaur State Park, Rocky Hill, CT

Dinosaur Walk Museum, Pigeon Forge, TN

Dinosaur Walk Museum, Branson, MO

Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL

Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, MT

Museum of World Treasures, Wichita, Kansas

Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven, CN

Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, Woodland Park, CO

Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC

Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, Utah

The Town That Time Forgot, Glasgow, VA

Wyoming Dinosaur Center, Thermopolis, WY

You can find a more comprehensive list of dinosaur museums at America’s Best Online and Enchanted Learning.

You may also be interested in following the “Restless Planet” dinosaur theme park planned for Dubai. It was scheduled to open last year, but I couldn’t find any info on it beyond these. So I can’t tell if it actually opened or not.

Dubai Restless Planet
www.dubairestlessplanet.com/

The real Jurassic Park?
by Hilary Jones