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Dino Days Train Ride Comes To Phillipsburg


Phillipsburg, NJ--Gloucestercitynews.net - (PR MediaRelease) July 18, 2019

Dinosaurs and Trains, what could be better! Explore the world of Dinosaurs and Steam Trains in a day filled with family fun. In the station area learn about Dinosaurs with world famous  field paleontologists Mike and Roberta Straka. Enjoy Scott Wagstaff -Ventriloquist and his Zany animals for a really fun family show!  Relax and play in our 40′ bouncy obstacle course, take pictures with our Giant T-Rex Dinosaur and meet and greet with our very own Davey The Dinosaur.

Meet BLUE a real ( almost) velociraptor  , he will scare you and make you laugh!

For  a real adventure, travel back in time on our real Steam Train to the Ol’ Susquehanna Mine located on the Snyder Farm in Carpentersville NJ. The Snyder Farm’s archaeological treasures are registered with the New Jersey State Museum  and has been studied for many years by archaeologists from Temple University.  Once at the Ol’ Susquehanna each guest  takes the mine tour and learns about the unique history of the Ol’ Susquehanna Mine. After witnessing the exploding mine shaft and history tour the guests learn how to pan for fossils! Each guest receives a bag of fossil bearing ore. There are over 20 different fossils along with a beautiful identifying card!


Train ride to the The Susquehanna Mining Company – Panning for real fossils you can take home!

Temporary Tattoos – Dinosaur Train themed temporary tattoos to children’s faces, arms or hands at the Activity Area.

Spin Art Area – Make some wile creations with the spin art machine!

Meet and greet with Davy The Dinosaur!

The Velociraptor show with BLUE!

Dinosaur Show – Field Paleontologists Mike and Roberta Straka will take you on a scientific exploration highlighting the world of dinosaurs, fossils and rocks/minerals. Each summer, the team explores the Badlands of North and South Dakota excavating dinosaurs. This fun-filled wow-factor show will cover the formation of fossils and herbivores vs. carnivores. We will discuss our work as field paleontologist and our background in geology in a relatable way with entertainment, humor, magic and real fossils. The presentation will feature:

  • “Mr. Nixon”, a real eight foot Triceratops skull discovered by our team in 1996 and is 67 million years old
  • A real Albertosaurus skull will highlight the features of a carnivore.
  • Original music
  • Songs
  • Show & tell with rare fossils
  • A touch of magic which includes a special “egg magic trick” which segues to *presentation of a real dinosaur egg fossil
  • “Dinosaur Game Show” will round out the show.

Scott Wagstaff -Ventriloquist and his Zany Animal show!

Tickets for the The Dino Days are $16 for Children and $22 for Adults. Tickets are on sale now by visiting www.877trainride.com

For more information and directions, contact the Delaware river Railroad Excursions at 877train-ride or 877trainride.com

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