Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Sandy Phung holds her daughter, Aria, during DinoFest at the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. This year's event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26, and Sunday, Jan. 27.

SALT LAKE CITY — The Natural History Museum of Utah is inviting the public to DinoFest 2019.

The event — on Saturday, Jan. 26, and Sunday, Jan. 27 — will feature paleontologists from around the country, tours of the museum's Paleo Prep Lab and paleontology collections, hands-on activities for guests of all ages and special appearances from Utahceratops.

Keynote speakers will include Hans-Dieter Sues, senior scientist and curator of vertebrate paleontology at the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution, and Jessica Whiteside, associate professor of geochemistry at the University of Southampton.

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Sues will speak at noon Saturday on "The Beginning of the Age of Dinosaurs in Central Europe," and Whiteside will speak at noon Sunday on "Climate Catastrophe at the Dawn of the Age of Dinosaurs: Insights from Ancient Molecular Clues."

DinoFest is included with regular admission and free for museum members.

The museum, located at 301 Wakara Way, is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $14.95 for adults; $12.95 for those 65 and older and young adults 13 to 24; and $9.95 for children 3 to 12. Children 2 and under and museum members get in free.

For more information, log on to the museum's website at