Something big has hatched at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center!
Topeka’s nonprofit children’s museum opened its newest exhibit, Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies, to the public on Feb. 24 with a morning reception featuring local community stakeholders and donors, including the exhibit’s two generous sponsors, the Topeka Lodging Association and Visit Topeka. Traveling exhibits like Tiny Titans are possible only with the support of generous community sponsors.
The opening reception featured a banner unveiling led by exhibit sponsors. Excited visitors of all ages counted down to the unveiling and welcomed the opening with a giant dinosaur roar led by Discovery Center president/CEO Dene’ Mosier.
Also in attendance for the opening reception were Kansas State Treasurer Lynn Rogers, Topeka City Councilman Spencer Duncan, Matt Pivarnik from the Greater Topeka Partnership and other team members on the Topeka Dino Days campaign, including representatives from the Topeka Zoo, cohort.digital and Sprout Creative.
This remarkable, interactive exhibition offers an astounding array of authentic dinosaur eggs and nests collected from all across the globe, in addition to great hands-on play experiences! Kids can dig for eggs, dress up like a parent dinosaur to brood their nest, and feel the texture of dinosaur eggs. Cute babies and fun dinosaur facts will keep the whole family playing and learning.
Tiny Titans includes:
- Real eggs and nests
- Touchable replica eggs from each dinosaur group
- A dress-up area with Oviraptor nests and costumes
- A reading area
- Touchable fossil leg bone
- Build-a-bone puzzle
- Dig pits
- Jurassic Play Land
- Photographs and artwork of dinosaurs with informative panels
- Embryo sculptures for each dinosaur group
- A life-sized, interactive baby triceratops sculpture
Tiny Titans is a part of the four-month-long, community-wide Topeka Dino Days celebration, which includes other dinosaur-themed exhibits from across the city: SUE: The T-Rex Experience at the Great Overland Station, open Feb. 4 to May 1, 2022; Topeka Dino Days Base Camp at the Downtown Topeka Visitors Center, open Feb. 24 to May 30, 2022; and Dinosaurs Alive! at the Topeka Zoo, open March 10 to June 30. Several businesses around town have also offered specials, merchandise and events to help celebrate Topeka Dino Days.