Join NET Television at the Omaha Children’s Museum on Sunday, Aug. 3, from 1-5 p.m. for a “Dinosaur Train Classic in the Jurassic” event. Children and families can enjoy an entire day devoted to dinosaurs, including hands-on activities related to the new, hour-long PBS Kids television special “Dinosaur Train Classic in the Jurassic” premiering Monday, Aug. 18, at 9 a.m. and noon CT on NET Television’s NET1.
The “Dinosaur Train Classic in the Jurassic” television special follows the Pteranodon family as they compete in the Olympic-type competition, “Classic in the Jurassic,” featuring dinosaur teams representing three Mesozoic time periods. In the program, competitors fly, swim and run -- racing turtles, dodging hanging vines and swooping through canyons.
The Omaha Children’s Museum will preview the “Dinosaur Train Classic in the Jurassic” special in its theatre on Aug. 3, and also offer activities related to their ongoing “Dinos: The Big Dig” exhibit. The museum exhibit includes the Treasure Creek mining sluice where children can uncover their own fossils, a “Paleo Plunge” featuring dinosaur games and scientific discoveries, and a “Dig for Dinos” area with hidden fossils.
The costumed character Buddy from “Dinosaur Train,” will be available for pictures and to greet children and families during the Aug. 3 event. Members of NET Television can receive free admission ($2 value per person) to the “Dino Big Dig” exhibit at the Omaha Children’s Museum on Aug. 3 only by showing their NET Member Card. Regular museum admission will apply.
An updated “Classic in the Jurassic” app with four math-based games is available for purchase in the iTunes store, and children can also play games online in the “Classic in the Jurassic Jr.” area of the “Dinosaur Train” website at pbskids.org/dinosaurtrain.