GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The Neville Public Museum is reopening its doors to the public with a brand-new exhibit already lined up.
‘Amazing Dinosaurs’ features dinosaurs and their places in geologic history. There are a variety of activities visitors can discover and learn how, where and when dinosaurs roamed the Earth.
The exhibit immerses visitors in activities that cover the lifespan of these creatures, from birth to adult. Visitors can discover which species lived first and last, dig for hatchlings and adult dinosaur fossils, explore a dinosaur habitat, and present how they think dinosaurs looked and behaved.
“We put out surveys all the time to see what the public wants, what the community wants, and dinosaurs is always at the top of the list because who doesn’t love dinosaurs?” says James Peth, Research Technician at the Neville Public Museum. “They’re mysterious and exciting and we wanted to bring that to the public.”
In an effort to protect guests, staff, and volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic, the museum is limiting the number of guests allowed in the museum at a time. Online ticketing will be available to reserve a half-hour block, allowing contact free payment and preventing large numbers of guests in galleries.
“There’s also hands-on fossils that you can touch, activities like digging for baby dinosaurs so you can sort of experience what it’s like to be a paleontologist,” said Peth. “There’s lots of photo opportunities with everything so it’s awesome.”
Those with the Neville say housekeeping and guest services staff will have procedures in place to keep public areas clean and disinfected before, during, and after visits. Staff members will also be wearing masks to protect guests, staff, and volunteers, and ask that all guests do the same.