Dinosaur Train "Classic in the Jurassic"

(Rochester, NY) - Let the Dinosaur games begin! The one-hour special Dinosaur Train "Classic in the Jurassic" premieres Monday, August 18, 2014 at 9 a.m. and again at 12 p.m. on WXXI-TV. In this new special, Buddy is super excited to be traveling to the "Classic in the Jurassic," an Olympics type competition in which different dinosaur teams representing the three Mesozoic time periods will compete in various contests. The slow and steady turtles race the fast-footed therapods with a photo finish ending.

The Pteranodon family referees a flying obstacle course, dodging hanging vines, swooping through a canyon, and slaloming over and under branches. Mrs. Pteranodon, Tiny and Shiny join crocodiles to make a team that flies, swims and runs. Finally, the games culminate in the "Ultimate Smackdown" with dinosaurs from all three time periods competing to wow the crowd with the best-choreographed and entertaining show!

In celebration of the Classic in the Jurassic special, WXXI is hosting Dinolympics on Saturday, August 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at WXXI Studios (280 State Street). Join us for heart healthy activities connected to games from Classic in the Jurassic. It will be a morning of fun-filled games and activities to get your little ones moving – including three-legged races, marble feet fishing, bean bag tossing, and much more. There will be fun prizes and giveaways. The event is free and open to all families, but registration is required by calling (585) 258-0200. To learn more, click here. 

More about the series: 
Dinosaur Train, airing weekdays at 9:30 a.m. on WXXI-TV, embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains, while encouraging basic scientific thinking skills as the audience learns about life science, natural history and paleontology. Young viewers can join Buddy and his adoptive Pteranodon family on a whimsical voyage through prehistoric jungles, swamps, volcanoes and oceans, as they unearth basic concepts in life science, natural history and paleontology.



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