Harrison County students get up close and personal with prehistoric beasts


The Harrison County Recreation Complex is making ‘no bones’ about its current exhibit.

From now until April 7, kids and grown-ups can travel back to the Jurassic Age. Thursday, first graders from Lumberport Elementary explored the exhibit called “Prehistoric Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

There, they got to dig for fossils, touch and feel dinosaur bones and learn about the creatures that no longer walk the earth.

“An offering that they don’t get to experience,” Parks and Rec director Mike Book said. “They’d have to go to Pittsburgh to see it and whether they’re able to get there, or the parent that’s afraid to drive in Pittsburgh, it’s an awesome task for them sometimes to think about that, but it gives them an opportunity to see and we have kids that come back and we have kids that come every weekend.”

Coming up this weekend and the next the center will hold a “Sleeping with the Dinosaurs” event. Reservations must be made in advance and anyone interested can do that by calling or visiting the rec center’s website.

For more information on hours and events, visit the website www.hcparks.org or call them at 304-423-7800.

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