Families invited to play at the Prehistoric Playground

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record
Visitors to the Family Museum in Bettendorf can tour the Prehistoric Playground there from May 22-Sept. 5.

Families Invited to Play at the Prehistoric Playground

Bettendorf — Where can you watch a mother dinosaur feed her young and a baby Tyrannosaurus Rex stalk its prey? At the Prehistoric Playground, of course! This hands-on exhibit, designed for the education and enjoyment of children, combines the charm of young dinosaurs with the message that play and parental responsibility are vital for a child’s development.

Appearing at the Family Museum May 22 – September 5, 2010, Prehistoric Playground will fascinate children and families as they are introduced to animatronic dinosaurs.

Guests are invited to create their own dinosaurs in the Design-A-Dino area, experience family development in Nest Side Story, learn about proper nutrition with the help of Pteranodons in Food for Thought, control a life-sized baby T-Rex, dig for fossils, create dinosaur tracks, and more. With over a dozen interactive dinosaur themed activities, children of all ages will discover the wonder and amazement of this engaging traveling exhibit.

Prehistoric Playground is sponsored by Scott County Regional Authority, Riverboat Development Authority, and DHCU Community Credit Union.

Family Museum hours:

Regular Hours

Mon-Thurs: 9am-8pm

Fri-Sat: 9am-5pm

Sun: noon-5pm

Summer Hours (Memorial Day – Labor Day)

Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm

Sun: noon-5pm


$6 ages 2-59

$4 ages 60+

Free for children 1 and under and Family Museum Members