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BCPL transporting vistors to prehistoric times with ‘Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice’ through January 9

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice is on display at Boone County Public Library through January 9. (Photo from BCPL)

Boone County Public Library is taking visitors back to prehistoric times.

Long before the Midwest was populated by cornfields and cows, dinosaurs roamed the land. BCPL is hosting an exhibit created by Minnesota Children’s Museum through January 9 at the library’s main branch, located at 1786 Burlington Pike in Burlington.

The exhibit allows children and adults to explore dinosaur habitats to better understand how these mysterious animals lived, and use inquiry skills to examine what they left behind. Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth.

Children will go face-to-face with the prehistoric world and meet dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. The exhibit, created for children ages 3-10, features two environments and a variety of activities. The Field Research Station allows children to step into the role of paleontologist by uncovering fossils with brushes and creating drawings of the dinosaur environment using fossil rubbings and tracings.

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