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SPINOSAURUS: LOST GIANT OF THE CRETACEOUS

March 10, 2022 Des Moines Civic Center

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Running Time 1 hour
Please note: all children who enter the theater for this production must have a ticket and be at least three years old.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE SPEAKER (UNITED STATES)

GRADES 2-5

National Geographic Explorers, photographers, filmmakers, and scientists embody the importance of living curious, responsible, and empowered lives. We’re proud to present these inspiring role models through our student matinees.

Visit present-day Morocco and travel back through time with paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim to hear how he discovered a prehistoric monster bigger than T. Rex. The largest known predatory dinosaur, Spinosaurus had spike-shaped teeth, a body more than 50 feet long, and unique adaptations to help it survive. Explore the dangerous Cretaceous-era habitat that Spinosaurus called home. Students will be captivated by the amazing story of how this dinosaur was found, lost, and found again.

Themes: history, geology, paleontology, adventure, geography

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Curriculum Connections

Social-Emotional Learning, Science

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Reservation Guidelines

Applause Payment and Cancellation Policies

Health and Safety Protocols

We anticipate health and safety protocols to evolve as performances progress. Reservation contacts should expect an email detailing specific protocols for all guests — including students — entering DMPA venues closer to the date of their performance(s). 

Throughout the shutdown our team has consulted with state and local leaders as well as monitored CDC guidance to prepare for your safe return to our facilities. Enhancements include: updating our HVAC systems with new filters, adjusting for increased fresh air circulation and adding portable air filtration systems in key areas of the venue.

We want you to feel confident when making reservations for your group. Please be aware of the following considerations when making your reservation:

  • Audience capacities for upcoming school performances will typically not allow for physically-distanced seating.
  • Des Moines Performing Arts reserves the right to require masks for audience members and staff. Decisions about mask guidelines for each show will take into consideration guidance from the CDC and local health officials, as well as current conditions in Polk and surrounding counties.

Your loyalty has protected the arts through this intermission and we are delighted to welcome you back to live performances. Thank you for your continued support!

Questions

Contact education@dmpa.org or 515-246-2355 with questions about content or the reservation process.

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Event Details

Running Time 1 hour
Please note: all children who enter the theater for this production must have a ticket and be at least three years old.
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