Dinos set to return to Texoma this summer

Dinos set to return to Texoma this summer
DINO DAYS 2015
Sherman Museum Exhibit

The Sherman Museum announced today that their popular summer dinosaur exhibition, DINO DAYS, will return for a fourth consecutive year. The family favorite will run from June 9 – August 8, 2015. Cost for the exhibit is $5.00 for persons 5 years and up. Museum members and children 4 and under get in for free.

This year’s exhibition will include four complete skeletons, as well as casts and fossils from various other prehistoric creatures. DINO DAYS 2015 will feature the much-beloved horned dinosaur, Triceratops. Other complete skeletons include: the Triassic dinosaur Herrerasaurus (one of the earliest known dinosaurs, a native of Argentina); Stegoceras (a
Pachycephalosaurid from the Late Cretaceous – and a Texas dino); and, Clidastes (a Mosasaur marine reptile from the Western Interior Seaway).

Making its DINO DAYS debut will be the museum’s Acrocanthosaurus atokensis skull. The cast, recently donated to the museum and nicknamed “Atoka” by staff, will give visitors insight into this ferocious animal that ruled Oklahoma and Texas during the early Cretaceous Period. Similar in size to Tyrannosaurus rex, Acrocanthosaurus lived 50 million years before T.rex. Last year the museum received original footprint castings believed to be from two Acrocanthosaurus animals. The footprints from which the castings were made were estimated to be 113 million years old, dating back to the early Cretaceous period, and were discovered in Hamilton County, Texas.

“We are so pleased to be able to offer this sort of fun, exciting and educational display to the folks in Texoma,” noted Museum Director, Dan Steelman. “It is hard to believe that this will be our fourth year of DINO DAYS. It just gets better and better.”

Other returning popular DINO DAYS attractions are the DINO DIG and the 3-D Dino Theater. The dig allows children to search for fossils using paleontological techniques. The theater displays dinosaur documentaries and feature-length movies like Jurassic Park 3-D and Walking with Dinosaurs in 3-D. DINO ACADEMY will return again this year offering children ages 6-12 a hands-on dino experience. DINO Nights at the Museum will also return, giving visitors a chance to tour the exhibit by flashlight. During DINO DAYS special extended hours will be offered. Exact hours have not been determined,
but will be announced closer to the exhibition dates.

About The Sherman Museum
The Sherman Museum is a non-profit 501(c) (3) educational organization devoted to collecting, preserving and interpreting objects of historical significance for residents of Grayson County and the Greater North Texas Region. For more information about The Sherman Museum, visit us on the web at www.theshermanmuseum.org.  The Sherman Museum is

located at 301 South Walnut St. in Sherman, Texas 75090

Sherman Museum Dino Days 2015

Sherman Museum Dino Days 2015

Sherman Museum to extend hours for Dino Days

Dino DaysThe Sherman Museum announced today that they will have extended hours on Thursdays during their popular DINO DAYS exhibit. In an effort to give families a chance to see the dinos after work, the museum will stay open until 9:00 p.m. on Thursdays beginning June 11th through August 6th .

DINO DAYS 2015 will feature five complete dinosaur skeletons and several other fossils, including an Acrocanthosaurus skull that was first discovered in Atoka, Oklahoma. “Trike”, a 20 foot long Triceratops, will also be featured at this years’ event. “We hope that by staying open late one day a week, folks that are working during our normal hours will have a chance to see the only display of dinosaur fossils in Texoma,” noted Executive Director Dan Steelman. The Sherman Museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursdays until August 6th . Admission to DINO DAYS 2015 is $5.00 for ages 5 & up, FREE for children 4 and under and FREE for museum members.

If you are interested in learning more about dinosaurs, please visit The Sherman Museum website dedicated to DINO DAYS at http://www.theshermanmuseum.org/dinodays/DD2015_home.html

About The Sherman Museum

The Sherman Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization devoted to collecting, preserving and interpreting objects of historical significance to Grayson County and the Greater North Texas Region. For more information about The Sherman Museum, visit us on the web at www.theshermanmuseum.org.

Halloween at the Sherman Museum

Halloween at the Sherman Museum

Sherman Museum Celebrate Halloween at the Sherman Museum

The Sherman Museum will celebrate “Halloween at the Museum” on Thursday, October 29 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The museum is offering FREE admission to visitors wearing costumes and a special $2.00 admission price to all others. Children must be accompanied by an adult to tour the museum. Candy will be passed out to Trick or Treaters during these hours.

The “Halloween at the Museum” event will give attendees a chance to see the newest exhibit, Texoma Time Traveler, Phase I. The exhibition is an exploration of events that have occurred in Texoma throughout time, specifically from pre-history through 1860. “We want to be a go-to place for families and hope that this after-hours event will give them a chance to come to the museum before heading out to Trick or Treat on Travis or to the Halloween Carnival,” noted Assistant Director, Alee McKinney.

The Sherman Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Admission is: $5.00 for adults; $3.00 for seniors (Ages 60+); $2.00 for students (ages 6-18) and for those with a college ID; FREE for children 5 and under and FREE for museum members.

About The Sherman Museum The Sherman Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization devoted to collecting, preserving and interpreting objects of historical significance to Grayson County and the Greater North Texas Region. The museum was previously known as The Red River Historical Museum prior to a name change in March 2011. For more information about The Sherman Museum, visit us on the web at www.theshermanmuseum.org.