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Featured Event: Take a "DINO-MITE" Time Travel Journey

Any dinosaur fans in your house? Take a trip back in time to Discover the Dinosaurs: Time Trek! This family-fun event will be in our neighborhood at the DC Armory all weekend long, Friday through Sunday, January 26-28.

Buy your tickets online at (recommended) or at the door. Children under 2 years old are free with a paid adult, and adults over the age of 65 get a $5 discount. There are also discounted rates available online for groups, and for active and retired members of the U.S. Military.

What can you and your kids do at this all new touring event? For starters, you can go back in time to the Jurassic period with realistic animatronic dinosaurs hanging out in their habitat. Your kids can dig up “fossils” and figure out what kind of prehistoric creatures used to own the bones! There are also several interactive shows and challenges that include both adults and kids, so it makes for some great family bonding time!

Discover the Dinosaurs has activities for a range of ages and you can check them out in advance at to see which ones you would like your kids to do or not do, depending on their age and interests.

If you want to stretch their imaginations and creative skills, Design-a-Dino is a must-do activity! They use a touchscreen to build their very own dinosaur and then you can email it to share with friends and family. The Eggs-Ray Vision machine lets them check out the parts of a baby dinosaur – both inside and outside the shell! Your budding scientist will not want to miss the Prehistoric Poop activity where they get to touch a large pile of Dino dung and then guess if it belonged to an herbivore or a carnivore.

If you want them to burn off some extra energy, the Roar-O-Meter gives them a free pass to let loose with their loudest “RRROOOAARRR” and then lets them know if it’s equal to that of a T-Rex or something a little less scary. They’ll love it because it’s one of the only times they can yell at the top of their lungs without getting “the look!”

The Race-Through-Time Labyrinth is high-speed mission you can do with the whole family. You’ll meet and greet all kinds of prehistoric creatures as you find your way through the winding maze.  If your family is ready to take on another challenge, check out the Mission: Challenge Zone! where the laboratory staff holds game-show style competitions throughout the day.

Discover the Dinosaurs: Time Trek! is a win-win for you and your kids. They learn while having fun (and you too)!