Department of Tourism
Dinosaur World Offers Education Outreach
CAVE CITY, Ky. – Dinosaur World, an outdoor dinosaur museum with over 100 life-size figures, has begun offering unique educational opportunities, including outreach programs and programs to meet the needs of home school students.
Teachers who thought a Triceratops would never fit in their classrooms should consider an outreach program entitled Dinosaurs: Time, Teeth and Types. The program is designed to help children develop a better understanding of dinosaur characteristics and dinosaur time periods.
Dinosaur World Educational Director Chris Randall brings everything from a Stegosaurus tail spike to coprolite – better known as “dinosaur poop” – to the students. “The fossils are so impressive, it really helps the students retain knowledge if they can touch and see the actual items instead of just hearing a lecture,” said Randall. The students receive fossils to take home as well as park passes.
In an effort to better serve educators, Dinosaur World has compiled an outreach curriculum based on Kentucky’s Academic Expectations, Program of Studies, and Core Content for Assessment, showing how the program fits into today’s teaching standards. This program is available October through March.
With the growth of home schooling throughout the state, Dinosaur World has also designated the entire month of April as “Home School Month.” During April, all home school students and their families will receive the park’s group rate discount of $6 per person. “We had several home school teachers asking about discounts, but in the past, discounts were only available for groups of twelve or more,” said Randall. “Because home schoolers travel in smaller numbers we decided to offer our group rate during the entire month of April.” The discount also applies to siblings of the home school student. Groups of 12 or more home school students may take advantage of the $6 group discount anytime throughout the year with advance reservations.
Dinosaur World features over 100 life size dinosaurs. Other park exhibits include a Fossil Dig where visitors sift through sand in search of authentic fossils to take home, a Prehistoric Museum, and Movie Cave. The newly developed Outreach Program incorporates the park’s exhibits into the one-hour program.
For more information, contact the park at 270-773-4345 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.dinoworld.net
The Kentucky Department of Tourism, an agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet, exists to promote The Commonwealth as a travel destination, generate revenue and create jobs for Kentucky’s economy.