Love Those Dinosaurs
The release of Michael Crichton's The Lost World has created a new wave of dino-mania -- much like Jurassic Park did several years ago. We've received lots of e-mail and feedback mail asking for suggestions about the best places to see dinosaurs and learn more about them.
If you and your kids have gotten caught the dino-bug, check out the following destinations for super exhibits, attractions, and hands-on excitement. If you'd like more information or other ideas for places to go to see interesting dinosaur and fossil material, pick up a copy of Kelly Milner Halls' excellent book, Dino-Trekking (1996, John Wiley & Sons). This superb travel guide lists over 300 dinosaur and fossil-related sites in the United States and Canada. The book's specialized rating system will help you decide which places best meet your interests.
Dinosaur fans can also join The Dinosaur Society, providing a great way for children and families to learn more about these fascinating creatures. For more information, you may write to The Dinosaur Society at: 200 Carleton Avenue, East Islip, NY 11730, or call them at (516) 277-7855. A special Dinosaur Club is available for kids, and provides a newsletter, certificate, and sticker for junior members.