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Dinosaurs Live At Wonder Works On Saturday, July 8

Discover the past with a day devoted to your favorite prehistoric creatures

Oak Park, Illinois - June 23, 2006 - Dinosaurs are back at Wonder Works, a Children's Museum in Oak Park, on Saturday, July 8 from 10am to 5pm for a day of discovery and fun. Dino Works takes a step back in time to the prehistoric era and looks at the time when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Meet a live alligator and other animals that lived alongside dinosaurs with Jim Nesci, build your own dinosaur, dig for fossils and make a volcano erupt.

Dino Works welcomes many area scientists and dinosaur lovers for a show and tell. Jim Nesci will have cold blooded creatures whose ancestors lived along side the dinosaurs from 11am to 12pm. Children can meet and touch Lucky the Alligator, Al the Tortuous, a Monitor Lizard and a Reticulated Python. Mark Thiessen, the Outreach Educator at the Burpee Museum of Natural History, will have fossils for kids to touch at 1pm. Richard Kissel, Dinosaur Education Specialist at the Field Museum, will host a dinosaur show and tell from 3:30 to 4:30pm.

Activities will continue throughout the day. Children can dig for fossils of dinosaurs, build their own dinosaur, play Dinosaur Safari and participate in other fun dinosaur related games. Admission is $5 per person and free for members and children under age one. For more information, visit or contact the museum at 708.383.4815.

About Wonder Works
Wonder Works, a Children's Museum in Oak Park, provides a hands-on environment intended to strengthen the social, emotional and intellectual development of children up to age 10. The 6,400 square foot museum, located at 6445 West North Avenue in Oak Park, includes exhibits, educational programming, a retail store and a children's party room. The museum is open Wednesday thru Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday noon to 5 pm. Admission is $5 per person and free for members and children under age one. For more information about field trips, birthday parties and after-hours parties call 708.383.4815 or visit