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Virtual Tour of Dino Hall - Eastern and Western Armenian Language

A virtual visit to the Age of Dinosaurs

Photograph of the Dino Hall exhibit

Armenian History Month at NHM

In celebration of L.A.'s vibrant and diverse community of Angelenos, NHM presents Eastern and Western Armenian language Dinosaur Hall virtual tour. Though our physical doors are closed, we invite you to step inside NHM’s award-winning Dinosaur Hall and discover the Age of Dinosaurs. Learn how museum scientists study our ancient past through a variety of fossils and even get an up-close look at a one-of-a-kind T. rex growth series.

View the Eastern Armenian and Western Armenian virtual tours linked below, and discover dinosaur and fossil activities that complement the tours - suitable for families, school-age children, and learners of all ages!

EASTERN ARMENIAN NARRATED BY ARAKSYA KARAPETYAN

Araksya Karapetyan Head Shot

Emmy award-winning anchor Araksya Karapetyan anchors the morning newscasts on FOX 11’s Good Day LA in Los Angeles. A native of Armenia, Araksya moved to the United States from Gyumri when she was seven years old. Araksya grew up in Palos Verdes Estates, California, but her connection to her homeland has remained strong.  In October, Araksya accepted the “Excellence in Media” Award from the Armenian National Committee of America Western Region (ANCA -WR) in her tireless effort to bring attention to the Armenian Cause, for being the voice of the community and for serving as a role model for the younger generation. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has recognized Araksya for her dedicated work within the Armenian American community.

WESTERN ARMENIAN NARRATED BY SEBU SIMONIAN

Sebu Simonian headshot

Sebu Simonian is a recording artist and songwriter whose indie-pop band Capital Cities has toured five continents and earned an MTV Video Music Award and Grammy nomination for the multi-platinum single “Safe and Sound”. Sebu turned down an opera scholarship to pursue rock ’n’ roll while writing commercial jingles to pay the bills. Born to Armenian parents, Sebu calls Southern California home.

Activities for School Children and Families

Early Learners

Dino Hall Scavenger Hunt

Dyeing Dino Eggs: Dye Your Own Eggs, Dinosaur style! (with parent help)

Color Me Wonderful: Dinosaur Coloring Sheets

Elementary School

Dino Hall Scavenger Hunt

Dyeing Dino Eggs: Dye Your Own Eggs, Dinosaur style! (with parent help)

Color Me Wonderful: Dinosaur Coloring Sheets

Make Your Own Trace Fossil (with parent help)

Make Your Own Dinosaur Shadow Puppet and Screen  (with parent help)

Lesson Plan: Adaptation Sensation (meets Grade 1 NGSS & Common Core ELA Standards)

Lesson Plan: The Dino Diner (meets Grade 4 NGSS & Common Core Mathematics Standards)

Middle School

Make Your Own Trace Fossil

Make Your Own Dinosaur Shadow Puppet and Screen

Lesson Plan: Shaping Dinosaurs (meets Grade 7 Common Core Mathematics Standards)

High School

Make Your Own Trace Fossil

Make Your Own Dinosaur Shadow Puppet and Screen

Lesson Plan: Amazing Adaptations (meets High School NGSS and Common Core ELA Standards)

CONTRIBUTORS

The Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County would like to give a very special thank you to the following people and organizations for their contribution to this project:

Asbarez Daily Newspaper 

Armenian National Committee of America - Western Region

Armenian National Committee of America - Professional Network 

Armenian National Committee of America - Education Committee

Armenian American Museum

Nane Avagyan

Shaunt Kevork 

Verginie Touloumian