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As part of this historic event, the Institute of Science is offering an exclusive first-hand opportunity for its Members and supporters to adopt one of the dinosaurs in the exhibition. From an egg nest all the way up to the ferocious T. rex, as a sponsor you will receive the following recognition benefits:
- Your name will be highlighted in the exhibition for its entire run!
- You will receive detailed biographical and historical information about your “adoptee” along with an official Institute-issued Adopt-a-Dinosaur Certificate
- You'll have unlimited visitation rights during regular museum hours (not 24-hours, because even the extinct need to rest once in a while!)
INSTITUTE DINO MASCOT LEVEL
Sponsor Black Beauty or Steggy, one of the Institute’s permanent mascots!
Your exclusive sponsorship lets you adopt a mascot for a whole year! We’ll put a sign, with your name on it, near the dinosaur for a whole year.
Your sponsorship of our T. rex or Stegosaurus gives you, your family and friends private access to our Dino Prep Lab. Working with Cranbrook Scientists, you will help extract and conserve actual Late Cretaceous Lance Formation fossils from the rocks in which they were discovered! You will also receive authentic dino bone fragments and four tickets to a planetarium show of your choice.
Sponsor a dinosaur at the top of the food chain!
By sponsoring a meat-eating dinosaur you, your family and friends will receive preferred access to our Dino Prep Lab. Working with Cranbrook Scientists, you will help extract and conserve actual fossils! You will also receive authentic dino bone fragments and four tickets to a planetarium show of your choice.
Sponsor a plant eating dinosaur (some of the coolest ever)!
As part of your sponsoring a plant eating dinosaur you also will receive authentic dino bone fragments and four tickets to a planetarium show of your choice.
ANCIENT REPTILES LEVEL
Sponsor an ancient marine or flying reptile!
Your sponsorship comes with authentic dino bone fragments for your family and two planetarium tickets to a show of your choice.
DINO EGG NESTING SITE LEVEL
Help us build and support a dinosaur nesting site!
Your sponsorship includes two tickets to a planetarium show of your choice.