Dinos set to return to Texoma this summer

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