Welcome to DINO DAYS, Texoma’s only dinosaur exhibition.
It’s DINO DAYS (June 6 – August 13, 2017) but with a twist: we’re going ICE AGE. We’ll still have a number of dinos on hand, but our main goal will be to highlight some amazing mammals of the Ice Age period – giant elephants, saber-tooth cats, dire wolves and others.
DINO DAYS 2017: Welcome to the Ice Age will feature a complete skeleton of Stegodon, a massive ancestor of mammoths and today’s elephants. At nearly 14-feet tall, with long, graceful tusks that extended forward nearly ten feet, Stegodon was one of the largest mammals to walk the earth! Other Ice Age animals include: Smilodon, the Saber-tooth cat; and its primary predatory competitor, Canis dirus, or Dire Wolf; Castoroides, an enormous beaver that lived in North America during the Pleistocene period; and a woolly rhinoceros (Coelodonta antiquitatis)! In addition to these great Ice Age creatures, the Museum’s Acrocanthosaurus skull, Dimetrodon skeleton, and Clidastes skeleton will also be displayed.
Our Acrocanthosaurus atokensis skull cast, nicknamed “Atoka” by staff, will give visitors insight into this ferocious animal that ruled Oklahoma and Texas during the Early Cretaceous period. Similar in size to Tyrannosaurus rex, Acrocanthosaurus lived 50 million years before T.rex!
Other returning popular DINO DAYS attractions are the DINO DIG and the 3-D Dino Theater. The dig allows children to search for fossils using paleontological techniques. The theater displays dinosaur documentaries and feature-length movies like Jurassic Park 3-D and Walking with Dinosaurs in 3-D. DINO ACADEMY will return again this year offering children ages 6-12 a hands-on dino experience. DINO Nights at the Museum will also return, giving visitors a chance to tour the exhibit by flashlight.
During DINO DAYS special extended hours will be offered. The museum will be open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. On Thursdays, our hours will be 10am to 8pm. We are closed Sunday and Monday.
Don’t miss out on the fun when The Sherman Museum hosts the only exhibition of dinosaur fossils in Grayson County!