Buddy the Dinosaur stomps into Amarillo and Canyon this October

Buddy the Dinosaur stomps into Amarillo and Canyon this October
Buddy the dinosaur (Source: Buddy the Dinosaur)

AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - The curious young Tyrannosaurus Rex named Buddy will stomp into the area for a visit this October.

The PBS Kids series Dinosaur Train will appear in Amarillo and Canyon between Oct. 12 and 17.

Planned events include:

  • Dino Day! At Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2401 Fourth Ave. in Canyon from 1:00 p.m. through 4:00 p.m. Oct. 12. Admission is discounted to $5, and activities will include a dinosaur dig site, fossil making and more.
  • Storytelling and photos at Westgate Mall, 7701 W. I-40 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Oct. 14 and admission is free.
  • Dinosaur Club at Amarillo Public Library North Branch, 1500 N.E. 24th Ave., from 4:00 p.m. through 5:00 p.m. Oct. 17. Actives include stories and crafts; admission is free.
  • Family Night at McDonald’s, 400 E. Amarillo Blvd., from 6:00 p.m. through 8:00 p.m. Oct. 17. Activities will include crafts and photos with Buddy.

“Character visits like this are a wonderful way for us to connect with our youngest audience members,” said Cullen Lutz, Panhandle PBS’s community engagement coordinator. “The smiles and excitement on children’s faces make every event a joyful occasion. With Buddy, we are thrilled to encourage the exploration of life science and natural history through discovery, play and reading."

Dinosaur Train airs at 11:00 a.m. Mondays through Fridays on Panhandle PBS and at 3:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. daily on our 24/7 PBS Kids channel.

Buddy, the Dinosaur’s visit is made possible by Bank of America, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Street Toyota, Westgate Mall and McDonald’s of Amarillo.

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