Discover the Dinosaurs and Discover the Ice Age

Pennsylvania Convention Center

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In a Nutshell

Roaring and moving museum-quality dinosaurs and Ice Age mammoths educate families; kids pan for fossils and gems in a mine area

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Apr 12, 2015. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting day of event for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Pennsylvania Convention Center. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects Discover the Dinosaurs's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open at 12 p.m. on 4/10 and at 10 a.m. on 4/11and 4/12. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • One ticket to Discover the Dinosaurs and Discover the Ice Age
  • When: Friday, April 10, through Sunday, April 12
  • Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center
  • General admission
  • Door time: 12 p.m. on April 10; 10 a.m. on April 11 and 12
  • Full offer value includes ticketing fees

Ticketing Options

  • $24 for a single-day adult admission (ages 13+), plus a $5 voucher for the gift shop (up to $31 value)
  • $29 for a single-day child admission (ages 2–12), plus five tickets for the mining or panning activity (up to $41 value)

Child admission includes access to the exhibit, Dino Dig, Dino Den, Dino Theater, Dino coloring station, scavenger hunt, unlimited rides, mini golf, and inflatables. Children younger than 2 are admitted for free.

Discover the Dinosaurs

The spinosaurus is at your beck and call. It stands amid the exotic foliage of its era, its sharp-toothed jaws set in an almost docile expression—but at the press of a button, it might gnash those teeth, swish its tail, or give a mighty roar.

Up to 40 giant dinosaurs lurk throughout each Discover the Dinosaurs exhibit. Many of them have an animatronic skeleton and warm mechanical heart beneath their piercing talons, striped plates, and crepe-like swaths of realistically painted skin. Those that don’t move are still plenty convincing, thanks to museum-quality construction and sets filled with roiling fog and dynamic light and sound effects.

Some of the dinos are even arranged to let visitors tempt fate by sticking a hand into their mouths or patting their mighty flanks. And kids can actually climb atop a couple of the beasts, with triceratops and T. rex rides among a midway’s worth of supporting attractions.

Discover the Ice Age

Anyone who thinks they’ve seen a wooly mammoth—of the aptly named and fun to say genus Mammathus—before, should guess again. Because only up close, close enough to see its breath and pet its trunk, do you realize just how wooly and mammoth these beasts really were.

Like a trip way, way, way back in time (think 200,000 years), the Discover the Ice Age exhibit delivers the sights and sounds of a world overrun with ice, snow, and animals that have only existed in textbooks and the imaginations of budding paleontologists for years. Moving and breathing with the touch of a button, this cast of creatures includes wooly mammoths alongside other Pleistocene fan favorites such as the saber tooth cat, the muscular mastodon, and the limestone-loving cave bear. Beyond gawking at the animatronic marvels, kids can chase their paleontological dreams by digging for fossils, comparing the differences between mammoth and mastodon teeth, or playing time-stranded cowboy by riding the back of a cave bear.

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    1101 Arch St.

    Philadelphia, PA 19107


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