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Learn about sculptures, dinosaurs in two-part museum class

Posted March 19, 2015

A diplodocus skull cast.

Here's a fun activity for tweens and teens and their parents through the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences.

This one, called Oh What a Relief: Faux Fossil Modeling and Mold Making Class, is designed for ages 11 and up. Kids ages 11 to 15 must be with a registered adult. It runs 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., March 26 and April 2. The fee is $25 for the series, which takes place at the Nature Research Center in downtown Raleigh.

Here's a description: " If you’ve ever wanted to start making your own models, or if you’re interesting in making duplicate models, then this is a great introduction to the sculptural process. In this two part class we will be stepping back into prehistory for a little inspiration.  Jason Whitman, from our museum exhibits team, will show you some techniques and tricks to make your very own fossil representation."

This program gets messy, so dress appropriately. Registration closes at 5 p.m., Monday. More information and registration details are on the museum's website.

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