'Dinosaur Train' exhibit rolling into Springfield Museums

Staff Writer
Baystateparent Magazine
The Dinosaur Train opening celebration kicks off on Feb. 1. The exhibit will be open at the Springfield Museums through May 10.

The Dinosaur Train is making a stop in the Bay State. 

The Springfield Museums will host Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit, an exhibit based on The Jim Henson Company’s popular PBS KIDS TV series. 

Featuring a curious Tyrannosaurus Rex named Buddy who travels the world to discover everything there is to know about dinosaurs, this new exhibit will transport kids back to the time of dinosaurs and encourage basic scientific learning through fun, hands-on activities.

Created by The Magic House in collaboration with The Jim Henson Company, the exhibit opens Feb. 1 at the Springfield Science Museum and runs through May 10.

“Springfield Museums is honored to host this new exhibit,” said Kay Simpson, President and CEO of the Springfield Museums. “For many young people, this unique exhibit could be a educational catalyst that sparks a life-long interest in science.”

Opening day for Dinosaur Train includes a Family Fun Day with tons of interactive fun, including a chance to meet Buddy the Dinosaur.

The Dinosaur Train Opening Celebration is Saturday,Feb. 1 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. The activities include:

Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Hop on the Dinosaur Train with Buddy and travel to all three time periods during the Age of Dinosaurs to unearth basic concepts in life science, natural history, and paleontology.

Meet Buddy, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Meet the lovable young T-Rex who was adopted by a Pteranodon family in this hit PBS series.

Dinosaur Trivia, 11a.m.-3 p.m.

Spin our new trivia wheel and answer a question about dinosaurs large or small!

Dino-Time, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Help build a dinosaur timeline. Which dinos lived during the each of the major three periods, Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous? Why did some dinosaurs die out before others and what other creatures roamed the Earth at the same time?