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Dinosaurs are taking over Glensheen Mansion in Duluth

It's part of a partnership between the Duluth Children's Museum and the historic estate.
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Dinosaurs are taking over the historic Glensheen Mansion on Lake Superior in Duluth for the month of September. 

Fifteen dinosaurs from the Duluth Children's Museum's new exhibit, Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice, will be "hiding" in the mansion, giving people who tour the 39-room estate something special to look for. 

All 15 dinosaurs can be found on the family friendly, self-guided general admission tour of the mansion, which event organizers say makes for a great activity for kids, and kids at heart, when they're looking around the home.

Glensheen and the Duluth Children's Museum teamed up on the Dino Hunt to promote the children's museum's new exhibit, which allows children to explore unfamiliar landscapes, don dinosaur costumes, unearth fossils and uncover clues about what they left behind. There will be opportunities for kids to take photos with replicas of a Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops, and slide down an icy slide and cave. 

The Dino Hunt at Glensheen goes extinct Oct. 1. 

This hunt is the latest I-spy game Glensheen has hosted. Throughout the year, items that fit the season or mark a special event are hidden throughout the mansion. In recent months, Glensheen has hidden 16 shark teeth and there's been a coin hunt and a pumpkin hunt.

These hunts add another element to the tour and help create a more family friendly experience. It's one of several "extras" Glensheen offers to enhance visitors' experiences at the estate. 

Glensheen Mansion, which is owned and operated by the University of Minnesota-Duluth, is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for self-guided tours during the pandemic. 

The Duluth Children's Museum is open Thursday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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