Princyclopedia 2013: Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Are you ready to ROCK? Gear up for Princyclopedia, the Cotsen Children’s Library’s huge, annual event where we bring a book to life through tons of activities, live shows, and demonstrations. This year we're digging deep with Journey to the Centre of the Earth! Explore the world beneath your feet, lunge up a 26 foot climbing wall, gape at gemstones, and learn from live bats. Dirt! Rocks! Crystals! Volcanoes! Ancient Pre-Columbian instruments! And of course, dinosaurs! Meet a “live” life-size baby Tyrannosaurus Rex (and a smaller, gentler baby Hadrosaur for younger dinosaur enthusiasts).

Picture of Dana Sheridan Dressed as an Explorer

Dana Sheridan Education & Outreach Coordinator Cotsen Children's Library - photo credit: Minjie Chen

Event occurs at Dillon Gym on the Princeton University campus. Free parking available nearby.

Princyclopedia Site

Saturday, April 6

  • 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Open to public
  • Free of charge
  • All Ages

Our current list of guests and contributors includes:

  • Arts Council of Princeton
  • Central New Jersey Grotto
  • Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey
  • Copper River Salon & Spa
  • Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Princeton University
  • Department of Geosciences at Princeton University
  • Department of Risk Management at Princeton University
  • Double Brook Farm
  • Field Station: Dinosaurs
  • Historical Society of Princeton
  • JaZams
  • John Burkhalter
  • John Shedd Designs
  • Magical Enterprise
  • Mercer County Wildlife Center
  • Music Together Princeton Lab School
  • Nassau Literary Review
  • New Jersey State Museum
  • Office of Community and Regional Affairs at Princeton University
  • PaleoGirl Crafts
  • Princeton Botany Club
  • Princeton Center for Complex Materials
  • Princeton Chemistry Outreach Program
  • Princeton Engineering Education for Kids
  • PrincetonKIDS
  • Princeton Plasma Physics Lab
  • Princeton Public Library
  • Princeton Tour Company
  • Princeton Undergraduate Geoscience Society
  • Princeton University Students
  • scienceSeeds
  • Stella Art Club
  • Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
  • Students United for a Responsible Global Environment
  • the bent spoon
  • Tinkertunes
  • Whole Foods Market Princeton
  • YMCA

Event Dates:

Saturday, 6 April 2013 - 10:00am to Sunday, 7 April 2013 - 2:45pm
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