Dino 101 - Atlas Obscura Experiences

Dino 101

$7 per person Online Experience
1 hour
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$7 per person
Queens, New York
$7 per person
Queens, New York See Dates
What We’ll Do

Attention dinosaur nerds and science stans! Join Dustin Growick, host of the YouTube channel The Dinosaur Show, for an interactive, adults-only dinosaur party.

Each live, Friday night session of Dino 101 will have a different adult-focused, dinosaur-inspired theme, replete with a bingo board drinking game.

Since we'll be participating from the safety of our homes, drinking and drawing and learning is very encouraged! Grab your favorite pens and/or colored pencils, because the very first thing we'll do is intro the Dino of the Day. At the end of the adventure we'll zoom around the room viewing your tipsy paleoart masterpieces. Next, it's time for everyone's favorite game, Dino or Not a Dino?!, in which we'll put your dinosaur knowledge AND bullshit detector to the test. We'll then mix in a mini-scavenger hunt and some interactive and irreverent paleontology trivia (e.g. Did T. rex have feathers?, Which Jurassic Park movie was the worst?, How big was a Brontosaurus member?)

For our debut session on May 29th, we're tackling the question you've all been dying to answer: What exactly is a dinosaur?

June 5 - How does a dinosaur become a fossil? What are the ways in which fossils are formed? Are there different types of fossils? Where do we look, how do we find, and how do we excavate them? Then what happens? Where do they go? Who owns them? Who gets to name newly discovered species?

June 12 - Extinction...OR IS IT?! What caused the mass extinction 66 million years ago? What percentage of life on Earth was affected? Did any dinosaurs survive? If so, how?!

June 19 - Jurassic Park. How accurate were the dinosaurs in the original JP? What science did they get right or wrong? How important were each dinosaur’s character personalities to the narrative? Could T. rex really run that fast? WHO THE HELL LET RAPTORS IN THE KITCHEN?

June 26 - Parental Advisory...Dinosaur Sex. What do we know about dinosaur sex? How could we possibly know it? What about cloacas? How big was a brontosaurus member?

Part party, part class, 100% adventure—come nerd out with the Dino 101 quaranteam as we prove why dinosaurs are the greatest group of animals to ever walk the face of the Earth.


What Else You Should Know

Once registered, you can access a Zoom room 65 million years in the making for this experience through your confirmation email or Eventbrite account.

This online experience is part of Atlas Obscura’s Wonder From Home initiative. At Atlas Obscura, our mission has always been to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share. Now, more than ever, there’s a need to stay connected—not only to our sense of wonder, but to each other. Follow and share the hashtag #wonderfromhome for inspiring stories, more incredible online experiences, and live streams with the Atlas Obscura community.

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