TINKER THE T-REX
Chevron has partnered with the Discovery Center of Idaho to introduce a brand new, long-term Tyrannosaurus rex (T. rex) exhibition, NOW OPEN! Chevron, the Presenting Sponsor of this 1,000 square-foot TINKER THE T-REX exhibition, has donated $75,000 to the Discovery Center of Idaho in support of building and installation costs.
Tinker, a cast of the most complete juvenile T. rex skeleton found to date, will become a part of the Discovery Center’s permanent collection. Individual STEM based exhibits will also be featured, providing visitors a one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore natural history, prehistoric fossils, and the build and prowess of a young T. rex.
The Discovery Center’s Exhibits team designed and produced this exhibition’s individual hands-on exhibits in the Micron Innovation Lab within the Center.
Teacher Resource Packets, developed by the Discovery Center’s Education team specifically for the exhibition, are available for all teachers participating in a field trip to the Discovery Center. These packets support curriculum integration into participating classrooms across Idaho.
The Discovery Center’s STEM Field Trip Program annually supports over 225 field trips to approximately 11,000 participants. The goal of this program is to provide a unique STEM learning opportunity to Idaho students who may not otherwise have the opportunity. During a STEM Field Trip, students are actively and directly involved in STEM exploration. Each exhibit station allows for hypothesizing, experimentation, and drawing conclusions (a replica of the scientific method) as students explore and interact with the diverse exhibits at the Center with their classmates and teachers.
TINKER THE T-REX exhibition is made possible by our presenting sponsor, Chevron. Chevron believes effective education including science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) will foster bright young talent for the future workforce and healthy economic growth for the country. Together, we can help advance STEM education for today’s youth.
Thank you for supporting lifelong learning in STEM! The Discovery Center of Idaho is thrilled to provide this world-class exhibition to the community. There are some items you should know before your visit:
- Timed entry ticket purchases with limited capacity
- Visitors ages 2 and older are REQUIRED to wear face masks while inside the building, regardless of vaccination status.
- Social distancing between groups is required.
- Contact-free payment options at the door (Debit or Credit Card ONLY)
- Designated entrance and exit with an automatic door opener to minimize surface contact
- Galleries will have a specific route to follow to help maintain social distancing
- Floor staff busy cleaning all surfaces throughout the day
- Automatic hand sanitation stations and hand washing throughout the Center
About the Center
The Discovery Center is a private non-profit 501(C)3 organization. Our mission is to inspire lifelong interest and learning in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). We believe learning is fun and expands minds and lives. Because of the opportunities and exhibitions we provide, our community is more scientifically literate, curious, and empowered to explore.
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