Dino 101 - Atlas Obscura Experiences

Dino 101

$10 per device Online Experience
1 hour
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$10 per device
Queens, New York
What We’ll Do

Dino 101 is a live, adults-only experience replete with drinking games, ridiculous audience polls, interactive missions, "art" challenges, expert guests, and very real prizes. Part party, part class, Dino 101 is always 100% ridiculous adventure.

Join Dustin Growick, host of the YouTube channel The Dinosaur Show, and leader of Atlas Obscura's Dinos and Dunes in the Colorado Desert trip, and Kristina Gustovich, middle school teacher, geologist, and museum megastan, every Friday night at 9pm EST for an experience 66 million years in the making.

Since we'll be participating from the safety of our homes, drinking and learning is very encouraged! The very first thing we'll do is intro the week's special topic, guest, and Dino of the Day... which—should you chose—you can draw to win a prize. Next, it's time for everyone's favorite game, Dino or Not a Dino?!, in which we'll put your dinosaur knowledge AND bullshit detection to the test. We'll then do a quick deep dive into the dino-related topic of the day, with the help of our very special guestpert in the field. Pepper in a mini-scavenger hunt and some irreverent pop culture and paleontology trivia (e.g. Did T. rex have feathers?; Which Jurassic Park movie was the worst?; How big was a Brontosaurus penis?), and you've got pretty much the best reason ever to stay in on a Friday night.

Only one question remains: are you nerd enough to join the dino quaramteam?!

Don't miss any of our upcoming shows:


February 26: SHARKS!!! w/ Jaida Elcock (@soFISHtication)

Dino 101 superstar and cofounder of Minorities in Shark Science, Jaida Elcock is here to tell us why, even though they're not dinosaurs, sharks are absolutely incredible. Hell, sharks were on this planet before trees were on this planet. Oh, and maybe—JUST MAYBE—we'll flip the script and play SHARK OR NOT A SHARK.

March 5: MUSEUMS AND MEDIUMS w/ Emily Graslie (@Ehmee)

The creator of The Brain Scoop and host of Prehistoric Road trip on PBS is here to talk museums, career paths, building a YouTube channel, and communicating the wonders of the natural world.

March 12: FINDING YOUR FAVORITE DINOSAUR w/ Simone Giertz (@SimoneGiertz)

Everyone's favorite shitty robot building YouTuber Simone Giertz joins us because, well, she has yet to choose a favorite dinosaur and that's just not right. So—with your friendly suggestions (read: tipsy and aggressive rants) and a series of BuzzFeed style quizzes—we'll help her (and you if you're in need!) find a dino match made in heaven. Then we'll try to convince her to build a shitty robot of it.

About Your Host
Dustin Growick & Kristina Gustovich
Dustin Growick & Kristina Gustovich

Dustin Growick is the host of the YouTube channel The Dinosaur Show, and leader of Atlas Obscura's Dinos and Dunes in the Colorado Desert trip,

Kristina Gustovich is a middle school teacher, geologist, improviser, and museum megastan.

What Else You Should Know

Once registered, you can access a Zoom room 65 million years in the making for this experience through your confirmation email or Eventbrite account.

This online experience will be recorded. A temporary link to the recording will be provided in a follow-up email to all ticket holders within 72 hours after the event. Access to this recording will be available for seven days.

This event is one of Atlas Obscura’s new Online Experiences. At Atlas Obscura, our mission has always been to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share. Now, more than ever, there’s a need to stay connected—not only to our sense of wonder, but to each other. Follow and share the hashtag #AOExperiences for inspiring stories, more incredible online experiences, and live streams with Atlas Obscura and our friends.

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