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DinoFEST is back…and now adults can get in on the action, too.

On Saturday, it’s all for the families.

But on Friday night, the 21-and-over crowd can feel like kids again (with the unique privilege of adult beverages).

It’s the return of DinoFEST at the Buffalo Museum of Science, and this year it’s more exciting than ever.

First comes Adult DinoFEST on Friday, Nov. 9 from 6-9 p.m. For the first time, the museum will open up DinoFEST for a 21-and-over party that includes beer and wine, a DJ, photo opps with Vinny and Teddy (the life-like Velociraptor and T-Rex from Ravage Production), and behind-the-scenes collection tours, where guests can get up close and personal with Mastodon fossils. After posing in the jaws of a massive Megaladon, guests can mine for real crystals or fossils in the sluice sifting station, then learn about the amazing discovery of the museum’s Elephant Bird Egg straight from the source -  Buffalo State College’s Garman Art Conservation Department. It’s part of the museum’s new Science After Hours event series.

Tickets for Adult DinoFEST are $16. (BMS members take 10 percent off.)

On Saturday Nov. 10, dino-loving kids and families can participate in four floors of hands-on activities, including diving into a giant dinosaur dig pit to “excavate” a huge fossil; sifting for shark teeth in a giant sluice; and walking like a dinosaur with a massive dino tail. Life-like dinosaurs Vinny and Teddy will also be on-hand to meet and greet – and take pics – with the kids. And guests can enjoy a full run of all the museum has to offer, including fossilized invertebrates from the museum’s collection and the museum’s biggest residents – Seymour the Mastodon and Stanley the Albertosaurus. The museum will offer extended hours Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Admission to Saturday’s DinoFEST is $15 for adults, $10 for children and FREE for BMS members.

It’s a weekend of prehistoric proportions you won’t want to miss! For more info on this Fidelis Care- sponsored event or to purchase tickets, go to