Dinosnores! A sleepover with Dinosaurs

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When we were invited to pack our sleeping bags for a Dinosaur sleepover (Dinosnores!), Daddy packed his pyjamas faster than our pillows!

Daddy loved his earlier exposure at “Dinosaurs: Dawn to Extinction“, and two boys will be joining him to sleep under the watchful eyes of Dinosaurs for one night!

Our interactive tour started at 7pm, after the last visitors have left Artscience Museum. Can you imagine having the whole Museum to yourself?

Our friendly guide shared more history about the dinosaurs and fossils.

There are quizzes along the way, and kids will try to guess the answer from their play cards clue.

Under the shadows, the dinosaurs seem to project a life of it’s own.
The background sound effects heightens our senses, just in case a dinosaur decides to ambush us infront.

If not for the chatty kids, the Museum would be very quiet. Their excitement and inquisitive nature echoes down the corridor.

Excavation and exploration is tiring, no one will ever say paleontologist is an easy job, so many things to remember, no wonder kids got hungry quickly.

Our light dinner consists of sandwich and cheese hotdog, although some will go for crackers.
**The Dinosnores! package comes with one light dinner and one breakfast.

(Dining image courtesy of Cheekiemonkie.net)

“Stop Motion: Dinosaurs Wipe-out!” is the first of three workshops for our Dinosnores! itinerary.

In a few easy steps, our Stop Motion movie is completed.
(1) set up props and background, (2) move the dinosaurs, (3)ipod snap, (4)Youtube.

This is the junior directors and producers’ first dinosaur premier. Introducing the producers from (SengkangBabies, CheekieMonkie and OurParentingWorld).

The whole project is manned by kids, from story-conception, scripts, special effects and editing !

Video : How do you like our joint production “Fire and Water Disaster!”? Daddy gave our effort 8/10!

Our kids normally sleep by 10pm, but Ben Stiller’s “Night at the Museum” got some surprise for the kids.

Everyone grab a beanbag, a few pieces of chocolate cookies and settle down for some museum thrills. It must be a pure coincidence that we are sleeping over in a Museum too.

Daddy hoped no one will be woken up by Trex nightmares!

Time to snore snooze, lights out at 12 midnight.

We got three layers of blankets to insulate against the cool 22 degrees. We recommend a pair of socks too.

** blankets and pillows are provided, we just need to bring our own yoga-mat or sleeping-bag to cushion the hard wooden floor

Sleepover Museums

How often do you get to sleep under the watchful eyes of vicious predators and shadowy menacing teeth. Sweet dreams “Lessemsaurus” πŸ™‚

It was not long before Snores (humans not dinosaurs!) started rumbling around our Den.

Video : Catch a snippet of our Dinosnores! tour

We woke up to croissants and muffins, coffee and milo.
We have not gotten over our surreal dinosaur sleepover experience yet.

You can choose to go alfresco at the waterhole too, with yucky vermins for company πŸ™‚

#Workshop 2 – Puppet making, why do all the boys chose the lizard?

Cast the colourful lizards under the sunlight and see their colourful shadows come alive.
Dinosaurs Dawn to extinction

Boys will be boys, they need to determine who is the alpha male lizard.

#Workshop 3 – We became Dr Rich’s junior Paleontologists. Kids also learn how to distinguish between carnivores and herbivores.

Everyone wanted to volunteer to find the next fossil or footprint.
Dinosaur puppets

Did you notice a cute Trex in the toilet cubicle? This is just a cartoon for relief (pun unintended).

The bloggers participating in ArtScience Museum’s first sleepover event.

If you are looking for some unusual activity, or if you wish to engage the kids in dinosaurs knowledge, try ArtScience Museum’s DinoSnores! We promise you, the sleepover is anything but a snore πŸ™‚

The whole package shouts “experience”.
A first time sleepover for Boon Kang, a first for ArtScience Museum too.
To have the Museum exclusively to ourselves, it is an amazing experience.

If kids have a word to describe their “Dinosnores”, it would be Cool!

How to excavate dinosaur fossils

To quote from ArtScience Museum :

16 & 21 March 2014 6.30pm to 10am the following day
Travel back in time to the land of the dinosaurs as you spend a night among the exciting exhibits of Dinosaurs: Dawn to Extinction. Complete the roaring experience with interactive workshops, a movie screening and more!

$120 per child (only for children aged 6 to 12 years). Free for accompanying adults*.
*Maximum four children per adult. The number of adults must not exceed the number of children per booking.

To book, please call +65 6688 8826 or visit any Marina Bay Sands box office.

– Pop by our Fanpage albums for more Fun Dinosnores photos.
– Read our previous experience at Dinosaurs: Dawn to Extinction.
– More details are available at Marina Bay Sands website.

Thank you ArtScience Museum for the unforgettable sleepover experience.

Titans of the Past – Dinosaurs exhibition at Science Centre

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Last week, Daddy traveled back to the Cretaceous Period (before Jurassic) and Ice Age era via Singapore Science Centre’s “Titans of the Past” exhibition.
Titans of the Past, dinosaur exhibit at Science Centre

T-Rex (Tyrannosaurus) and other dinosaurs artifacts left their foot prints and roars around the exhibition arena, we humans are so small.

For those dinosaur lovers, a face mask maybe? Daddy’s chose his favourite tattoo, a three-horn triceratop !

With a jiggle, two cute dinosaurs, the exhibit “Titans of the Past” was officially announced.

We were introduced to triceratop fossils, anybody remember the dung scene from Jurassic Park?

The largest discovered T-Rex skull was on display too. Standing next to it, you pity whoever is clamped shut between it’s massive jaws !

More skulls and Fossil findings from different species.

Various articles to brush up our Dino vocabulary and knowledge. The names are all so difficult to mouth.

Human dinosaurs interaction, press the button to hear how dino sounds differ from juvenile to adult.

From the brain size, scientist can deduce whether T-Rex is smarter than the rest, or it’s sense of smell is stronger.

Press the button and witness T-Rex chomping into his dino steak. We can even hear the bone crushing effect too !

If you thought T-Rex was the largest land walking carnivorous dino, checkout Giganotosaurus !

Although dinosaurs are the stars of the exhibits, Daddy love the shadowy reflections off the roof. Look up, you do not know who is looking down at you.

Along the way, kids will find it fun to play paleontologists, trying to find the next piece of the prehistoric jigsaw.
kids dinosaurs activities science centre

Video : How did Dinosaurs become Fossils over millions of years?

Make a guess, are the dinos carnivorous and herbivorous, through their teeth makeup.

At a staggering length of 36m, Argentinosaurus is too long to be captured in one frame (catch the video below). No points for guessing where this giant was fist excavated.

If the kids enjoy the cartoon Ice Age, they will find Manny (Mammoth) and Diego (Sabre Toothed Cat) familiar.

This exhibition will allow everyone to view dinosaurs with a new level of respect.

Video: Watch the awesome Dino robotics in motion

More details about exhibition can be found on Science Centre website and Fanpage. “Titans of the Past” will be on display till 23 Feb 2014.

Admission Charges (Inclusive of Science Centre entry)
$25 – Adult
$19 – Child

More photos of event has been posted on our Fanpage album.

Do drop by BBC’s collection of Dinosaurs documentaries, Planet Dinosaur. Come 2014, Singapore’s Natural History Museum will house three sauropods dinosaurs, with one of them 27m long !

**updated 2014Jan – pop by our review of Dinosaurs: Dawn to Extinction at ArtScience Museum too