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Merchant Kitty puts self-expression at its clients? fingertips with classes and workshops in fabric stamping, decoupage, and paper art. After building a Mother?s Day basket or set of painted cards, take home a personalized gift or piece of custom home decor to bring your unique style into your daily life.

820 West Manana Boulevard

At Meslands Community College's Dinosaur Museum, they don't just bring back the bones to put on display?every summer, the public is invited to enroll in a field class and get their hands dusty. Even if time in the field isn't your style, the museum's wealth of bronze castings are finger-friendly, and visitors young and old can take a hands-on approach to more than 150 million years of natural history.

  • Size: 10,000 square feet?large enough to cover all three periods of the Mesozoic era
  • Eye Catcher: the onsite paleontology and geology lab where visitors can see the hard work of dino-hunting being done before their very eyes
  • Crown Jewel: The 40-foot-long bronze-cast torvosaurus, a Jurassic-period predator believed to be a predecessor to Tyrannosaurus Rex, was the first of its kind ever displayed in a museum.
  • Hands-On Experiments: Many of the bronze castings can be touched, including the skull of a Triceratops, the vertebrae of a 110-foot-long Seismosaurus, and sauropod's footprint where guests can dangle their feet.
222 E Laughlin Ave