"Touched by Dinosaurs" coming January 18 to Science Museum


Roanoke, Va. (January 9, 2014) - The Science Museum of Western Virginia is offering a rare opportunity to see and touch actual dinosaur fossils - even a dinosaur egg - while learning about these incredible creatures that once dominated the earth.


Science Museum executive director Jim Rollings will host two "Touched by Dinosaurs" shows on Saturday, January 18, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Seating is limited to 80 people per show, and only a few spaces are left. Reservations can be made by calling 540.342.5721 or emailing


"Dinosaurs never fail to fascinate," says Rollings, who will share recent finds and new discoveries about these mysterious, extinct giants. "While you can go see fossils like these under glass in many museums, the chance to touch them is the rarest of all experiences, unless you dig them up yourself!"


Visitors will be able to hold an actual 70 million year-old dinosaur tooth, touch real dinosaur eggs, plus meteorites from outer space and fossilized remains of plants and animals that are millions of years older than the dinosaurs.


"Touched by Dinosaurs" is free for Science Museum members. Non-member rate, which includes admission to the exhibit floor: $11.50/adult, $11/senior, $10/youth (ages 6-17), and $8.25/child (2-6).


Sponsorship support for "Touched by Dinosaurs" is provided by Benny Marconi's.



Michael Hemphill |


Director of Development and Marketing 

Science Museum of Western Virginia

Center in the Square, 4th Floor

One Market Square SE, Roanoke, VA 24011-1429

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