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The Land Before Time Hits the GIANT Screen with Sensory-Friendly Accommodations

August 10th, 2019

Unearth the excitement of EVERYTHING your children love about dinosaurs in a sensory-friendly setting! Enjoy “The Land Before Time” at the Putnam Museum (1717 W 12th Street Davenport), this Sunday Aug 11 at 4 p.m. on the GIANT Screen! Stick around after the movie (5 – 6 p.m.) for a variety of dino-themed activities, modified to accommodate those with special needs. Guests will also be able to meet and interact with a friendly baby triceratops puppet! What is a sensory friendly movie? It’s a movie modified to be “friendlier” to the senses. Changes to the environment and film... Read More

Explore the Truth About Dinosaurs at Niabi Zoo

June 13th, 2019

Did you know we have living dinosaurs walking our planet present day? Where are they?  What are they eating? Experience Dinosaur Day at Niabi Zoo (13010 Niabi Zoo Rd. Coal Valley) this Saturday Jun 15 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Come see evidence to answer the question, “Are dinosaurs alive?” Participate in hands-on learning activities all day on the Festival Lawn and a special Dinosaurs Alive program at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., also on the Festival Lawn. Dinosaur Day activities are included with the price of admission – all admission supports conservation and education initiatives at Niabi... Read More

Jurassic Quest Is Dinosaur-Sized Fun

April 26th, 2017

The shaking of the Earth, the thunderous  roars, the fear of sharp teeth and talons, and enormous intimidation. Yet there was no fear. This in fact was a wonderful, genius of an idea. A world of animatronic ,mechanical, robotics known as Jurassic Quest. A traveling prehistoric Jurassic World that took place at the Quad City Expo Center this last weekend. This “over 40 ” reporter was basically a child again when I stepped into the past the very very distant past, 30 billion years into the past. I was mesmerized, thrilled and terrified yet I was also in complete awe. T-Rex, allosaurus,... Read More