Community Education

Interact with dinosaur-themed fun at Dino-SOAR Day

Kenisha Skaggs knows what young dinosaur lovers want.

 “The first time we went to a big box dinosaur event,” said Skaggs, who runs SOAR Academy. The only real entertainment at that event was taking photos. Her son, who is 3, wanted more. She learned from the disappointing experience and has created her own Dino-SOAR Day for Feb. 4 geared toward 2 to 10 year-olds with lots of smaller dinosaurs and hands-on experiences for them.

About 20 interactive educational stations will be part of the experience scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school located inside In Focus Church at 562 Roundtree Way, Evans.

SOAR Academy students are excited about the upcoming DinoSOAR Day. Courtesy photo

“They can touch lizards; they can touch snakes,” said Skaggs, whose microschool has a focus for neurodivergent students. That element will be incorporated into some of the Dino Day activities.

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 Origami, bingo, a bounce house, painting and art activities, trading stations, movies and reading zone all with a dinosaur theme are planned for the day.

Elduet’s Farm will provide gem mining and Seigler’s Karate will bring a Ninja Turtle to the site for photos and to interact with guests.

 “It’s not going to be scary,” said Skaggs. “It’s for all ages.”

General admission is $10 or a very important dinosaur package is $20 which includes facepainting and the gem mining activity.

 One of the SOAR Academy students has created a dinosaur puppet show that will be presented during the event.

Skaggs said the student, who is autistic, is excited about the opportunity.

Tickets are available here.

Charmain Z. Brackett is the publisher of Augusta Good News. Reach her at Subscribe to the newsletter here.