Largest Deposit of Fossils on the West Coast Opens Discover Center

A smilodon, or sabretoothed cat, on display at the Fossil Discovery Center in Chowchilla, California. The sabretoothed cat is the official state fossil of California. Several of specimens have been found at the site. Last week, the Fossil Discovery Center of Madera County celebrated its grand opening, coinciding with National Fossil Day (Oct. 13). The […]

Ohio’s Most Haunted Village Hosts Events for Halloween Fun

All year round, authentic hauntings and paranormal sightings occur in the historic village of Wayensville, Ohio. But to make the Halloween season more special, the village is hosting two tours that are sure to make October a little spookier. “These are not sensationalized tours,” says Linda Morgan, Program Chair of Museum at the Friends Home […]

Special Harry Potter Celebration Planned for November

HP Fan Trips is planning a special celebration trip to commemorate the world-wide release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I. Nov. 18 and 19 you can join fellow Harry Potter fans in Seattle, Wash., for a weekend of wizardly fun. There will be: An exclusive showing of the Harry Potter Exhibition, A […]

New Spy in the City Mission Starts This Summer

Today the International Spy Museum (SPY) launches its second mission on the GPS-guided Spy in the City® interactive visitor experiences: Operation Sly Fox. “This new mission … was developed with real intelligence officers and gives players an authentic understanding of challenges that real spies face,” said Amanda Ohlke, Adult Education director at the SPY. Operation […]

Retro and Re-Imagined Battlestar Galactica Props On Traveling Exhibition

This fall, you can explore what it means to be human … or cylon. Battlestar Galactica: The Exhibition will premiere at the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle, Wash., the weekend of Oct. 22-24, with some of Battlestar Galactica‘s most popular personalities in attendance. “The museum is honored to be organizing the first exhibition devoted to […]

Watch Dinosaurs Walk the Earth … at a Discount!

Will you be in Worcester, Mass, on Friday, June 18 or in Providence, RI on Wednesday, June 23? Then you can get a 5% discount on the Walking with Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular presentation taking place at either location. The Museum of Science in Boston has partnered with the event to offer an exclusive […]

Spooktacular Science Extravaganza

Will you be in Orlando, Fla., on Halloween? Then you might want to spend some time at the the Orlando Science Center, which will be holding it’s annual Spooktakular Science Extravaganza from noon to 4p.m. on Oct. 31. The event features costume contests, face painting and, of course, creepy science. Kids of all ages and […]

Madera County Haunts

Madera County in general and Yosemite National Park were an integral part of my childhood. I learned how to tie my shoes at the park, as well as ride a bike. My family used to spend every summer at Yosemite National Park … so when I received press release from Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau, I […]

It’s Dinosaur Month

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 […]

Experience Thrills, Gills and Chills this month at the Tennessee Aquarium

Afraid of tarantulas, snakes or sharks? Then you may or may not want to check out the Tennessee Aquarium special emphasis on “animals that have gotten a bad rap because of popular animal myths or Hollywood blockbusters” this month. The Aquarium’s new Animal Encounter Specialists will be working hard to debunk the ‘bad boy’ or […]