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Buddy the T-Rex loves to hang at the Museum for spring break

Posted on 21 Mar 2012


Buddy the T-Rex from PBS Kids’ “Dinosaur Train” visited the Museum of Discovery Donald W. Reynolds Science Center in Little Rock Monday evening and Tuesday for spring break delighting kids with high fives (as best as those little orange T-Rex arms were able), tail bumps, and big toothy smiles.  Photos were taken, new episodes of “Dinosaur Train” were watched in the Museum’s theater and hugs and kisses (and some innocent biting) made for a brilliant day of fun. 

 Buddy at MoD biting 

More than 1,700 Museum visitors took advantage of a day off during spring break and checked out the newly renovated Museum (and gem of the River Market) Tuesday learning about dinosaurs and viewing the current dinosaur exhibit, the body, checking out the critters, and discovering what it feels like to be in a tornado. This was one week Buddy couldn’t miss.  

He even saw a long lost cousin in the crowd.... 

Buddy at MoD

"Dinosaur Train” embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains.  The series encourages basic scientific thinking skills as the audience learns about life science, natural history and paleontology.  Even kids older than pre-K (ahem...yes, I mean you big sis) can learn something.   

Buddy loves cutie pies 

To learn about upcoming events with AETN and at the Museum of Discovery check us out on Facebook – AETN and Museum of Discovery.  You wouldn't want to miss the next staring contest with your favorite PBS Kids character, would you?

Buddy at MoD stare down 

Check out all of the photos of yesterday’s fun.  You can even get a virtual hug if you need one. 

Buddy loves hugs at MoD 

Play games, watch videos, download printables and more at the “Dinosaur Train” website

Get two new math apps for pre-K just released last week for the iPhone and iPad – check them out at iTunes!

TUNE IN:  “Dinosaur Train” weekdays at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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