Interested in Dinosaurs? There's a variety of 'stuff' related to dinosaurs this summer!

The first is the amazing Walking with Dinosaurs, presented at the Honda Center in Anaheim August 20–24th. Info about this award-winning show can be found at their website Dinosaurlive. Tickets go on sale June 22nd but if you want special pre-sale tickets, click here.

The Discovery Science Center has a cool outdoor exhibit called Dino Quest. You can walk inside a giant Argentinosaurus, see am exact replica of a giant T-Rex named Stan, and interact with scientists at Dino Quest Headquarters! The first Mondays of each month are free for Santa Ana residents (parking is $3). So, head on over on July 7th or August 4th! For more information, visit the Discovery Science Center.

Gryposaurus monumentensis
by Larry Felder

In Claremont, just off the 57 and 210 freeways, you can find the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology. This museum is the only one of its kind on a high school campus anywhere! The picture above, by artist Larry Felder, is a rendering of what a recently found collection of fossils might look like. The team from the Webb School (where the Alf Museum is located) discovered the site where the bones of this dinosaur were found! Check out dinosaur eggs, a fossil alligator skull, and more! The museum is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.and admission is just $3 per person (children 4 and under are free) but admission is FREE on Wednesdays (the museum is closed on the weekends during the summer). For more information, visit the Alf Museum.

The Page Museum La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles is another fabulous place to go to look at interesting fossils! The animal fossils here are those that lived in the area between 40,000 and 10,000 years ago! You can even smell the tar and see some of the tar pits while you are visiting. Admission is FREE on the first Tuesday of each month (so, July 1st and August 5th would be good days to go) otherwise adults are $7 and children 5–12 are $2 (13–17 year olds are $4.50). Visit Tar Pits for more information.

AR Book Find

I bet YOU have your own 'AR' books at home or have been checking some out at your own public library! 'Accelerated Reader' books are simply those that have the special quizzes to go with them. Check to see if your book book is listed under the AR Book Find. You can find the reading level and more!

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