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Tinkering with Tinker the T. rex

Presented by The Discovery Center of Idaho

with Director of Education, Emily Mahon

About The Discovery Center of Idaho

The Discovery Center of Idaho is Idaho's only hands-on science center. The Discovery Center provides fun, interactive STEM learning by bringing the community over 150 hands-on exhibits, non-traditional educational programming for all ages, and a safe space for all to explore. Located in the heart of Boise’s downtown, they have been inspiring lifelong interest and learning in science, technology, engineering, and math since 1988.

About the class

Did you know that fossils can tell stories? And Tinker — the most complete fossilized skeleton of a juvenile (or teenage) T. rex ever found — has plenty to share! What was life like for a young T. rex? How does the dinosaur era still impact us today? Imagine, experiment, and discover fun facts with the Discovery Center of Idaho and its resident T. rex, Tinker!

Meet your instructor, Emily.

Emily Mahon is the Director of Education at the Discovery Center of Idaho. She is also the owner of Mondays @ the Museum. She formerly served as President of Museum Educators of Southern California, Senior Director of Education at the Bowers Museum, Associate Educator of Teacher & Performance Programs at the Skirball Cultural Center, and Regional Programs Manager at The Music Center: Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County.

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