Dinosaur-themed summer at MYCO

For immediate release:                                contact: Marie Cheek

March 31, 2016                                           803/909-7244 mcheek@chmuseums.org



The Museum of York County announces a summer-long itinerary with a dinosaur theme.

ROCK HILL, SC – The Museum of York County will offer adventures throughout the summer for Junior Paleontologists, Geologists, and Astronomers. Centered on “Dinosaur Revolution Maze,” an interactive learning experience within a maze setting, a variety of fun activities and educational programs will be featured throughout the natural history museum from June 11 – Sept. 11, 2016.

WHAT: “Dinosaur Revolution Maze” is an interactive maze that is mentally and physically engaging; the maze offers a fun, hands-on way to explore the fascinating prehistoric world of dinosaurs. Staged in the Museum of York County’s Springs Gallery and Auditorium, the maze encompasses the 150 million years that dinosaurs ruled the Earth.  “Dinosaur Revolution Maze” is a traveling exhibition produced by Minotaur Mazes of Seattle, WA.

Providing a local connection, the Museum of York County will also present a selection of fossils, models and graphics highlighting dinosaurs from the Carolina Piedmont. The museum’s dinosaur-themed itinerary features special planetarium shows, Wonderful Wednesday programs, Dino-mite Fridays, and a meteorite display.

A grand opening event, “Dinosaurs: An A-MAZE-ing Day!”  is June 11th from 10a.m. to 2p.m. and will feature special activities, crafts and a dinosaur costume parade.

WHO: The Museum of York County’s summer itinerary is for people of all ages. For more information visit www.chmuseums.org

WHERE: Museum of York County is located at 4621 Mt. Gallant Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732

WHEN: “Dinosaur Revolution Maze” runs from June 11- Sept. 11, 2016, Tuesdays-Saturdays 10a.m.-5p.m. (Please note the maze will not be open on Sundays or Mondays)

Museum admission: $8 adults, $7 seniors, $5 youth ages 4-17, free to CHM members and ages 3 and under.

Programs are free with regular museum admission, unless otherwise noted. Some programs will require advanced registration.