Dinosaurs Unearthed at Courtland Center

Dinosaurs so big—they don't fit in Sloan Museum!

June 16, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Roaring, moving, life-size dinosaurs are thundering into Sloan Museum at Courtland Center. State-of-the-art and scientifically accurate, down to the feathers on T. rex, Dinosaurs Unearthed features over 15 animatronic dinosaurs, as well as giant skeletons, fossil casts of skulls, claws, and horns, real specimens of Mosasaur and Spinosaurus teeth, an Oviraptor egg, and even coprolite (dinosaur poop). Special exhibit pricing to Sloan Museum at Courtland Center includes access to Dinosaurs Unearthed, as well as an exhibition of over 30 historic vehicles, and Wisner's Whizbang Emporium, an interactive gallery where families can play together. For more information, call 810-237-3450.

Dinosaurs Unearthed Traveling Exhibit Tickets
Genesee County Residents: $3 per person
Members: Free
Non-Residents: $10 adults, $9 seniors 60+, $7 youth ages 2-11
Children 1 and younger: Free
Other Discounts: $3 per person for ASTC, Veterans, Military Families, and Teachers

Effective August 8, 2018: Thanks to the passing of the Arts & Culture Millage, Genesee County residents will receive the discounted rate of $3 to Sloan Museum's traveling exhibit Dinosaurs Unearthed at Courtland Center Mall, through January 6, 2019. Please present your driver’s license or ID with your address on it to receive your discount.

Member tickets are FREE, effective August 9, 2018.

4190 E. Court St. Burton, MI 48509
Sloan Museum is located inside Courtland Center, accessible through the Court St. mall entrance, right next to El Cozumel Mexican Grill.

Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: 12-5 p.m.
Last admittance at 4:30 p.m.

Purchasing Tickets
Genesee County residents and members may call 810-237-3450 to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets are also available at the door. Non-residents may click the button below to purchase tickets online.

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Immersive Displays and Hands-On Fun

Animatronic Dinosaurs

Get up-close with 18 lifelike, life-size dinosaurs, accurate to how scientists believe they looked, sounded, and moved. Favorites like the feathered juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex tell the amazing story of feathered dinosaurs, based on the most current scientific findings of the last decade.


This collection of four replica Jurassic skeletons, all found in China, includes the long-necked Omeisaurus and its main predator, Yangchuanosaurus, as well as the graceful swimming Bishanopliosaurus, and Tuojangosaurus, a relative of the North American Stegosaurus.


See over 20 fossil casts, including feathered fossil replicas that illuminate the connection between ancient dinosaurs and modern birds. Real fossil specimens include Spinosaurus and Mosasaur teeth, an Oviraptor egg, and coprolite (dinosaur poop).

Hands-On Activities

Future paleontologists can uncover their own fossil finds in the kids’ dig site, operate the controls of an animatronic Stegosaurus to learn about dinosaur anatomy, and have fun with interactive stations that explore dinosaur digestion, sounds, skin, and bones.

Field Trips & Community Groups

Sloan Museum at Courtland Center (20 or more people)
$4 per student / $5 per adult

Dinosaurs Unearthed combines finely detailed animatronics, fossils, skeletons, interactive consoles, and a lush setting, with educational content that reflects the latest scientific theories. Students are presented with the excitement of a tail thrashing, clawing, and roaring exhibition, as well as the opportunity to actively engage in a unique learning experience. The Educator's Guide that accompanies the field trip was developed by an award winning educational consultant to meet curriculum standards.

To make a reservation, call 810-237-3409, weekdays 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Dino-Tastic Birthday Parties

Members save 10% on birthday parties!

Make your birthday party a dino-mite time with a birthday party at Sloan Museum’s Courtland Center location, featuring the Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibit. Choose from one of our three birthday party packages:

- Sweet and Simple package, $100 and up
- Full Birthday package, $300 and up
- The Dino-Mite package, $450

Click for party package information.
For more information, email rentals@sloanlongway.org or call 810-237-3427.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Be a part of the excitement around Dinosaurs Unearthed by adopting a dinosaur! Adopt-A-Dinosaur sponsorship opportunities range from $250-$2000. 16 animatronic dinosaurs and 4 complete skeletons are available for adoption. This is a great way for local businesses to gain visibility with a family audience and help create smiles and memories for visitors.

Click to download the sponsorship form and benefits list.

Jacob Ananich has adopted the Pinacosaurus.
Whitey’s Restaurant has adopted the Protoceratops.
Landon, Charlotte and Aiden Loewen and Alice and Gabe Russell have adopted the Sinosauropteryx.
Ian and Conor Gentry have adopted the Angustinaripterus.
West Flint Optimist Club has adopted the Triceratops.
Mott Community College has adopted the Microraptor.
McLaren Health Plan has adopted the Gigantoraptor.
Mass Transportation Authority has adopted the Tyrannosaurus Rex Juvenile Feathered.
The Sinila Family has adopted the Stegosaurus.
Nate and Jack Slisher have adopted the Velociraptor.
Thank you for supporting Sloan Museum!

Click the button below to purchase your dinosaur adoption online. If you are mailing the form or a check, please call 810-237-7379 to check the availability of your dinosaur and reserve before mailing. Forms and payment can be mailed to: Sloan Museum, 1221 E. Kearsley St. Flint, MI 48503. For more information, please call 810-237-7391 or email dcampbell@sloanlongway.org.

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