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Storytime with SUE: "That's What Dinosaurs Do"

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Join the Science Center of Iowa and the Des Moines Public Library for "Storytime with SUE," a virtual early childhood read-aloud program!

This week: Des Moines Public Library children’s librarian Miss Mary reads "That’s What Dinosaurs Do" by Jory Johns and "We Are the Dinosaurs" by Laurie Berkner. (Read with permission of HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, respectively.)

SCI will continue to host Storytime with SUE broadcasts through the run of the "SUE: The T. rex Experience" exhibit, which ends January 10. Visit for more information or to reserve advance tickets to see this fearsome fossil in person! 

Go to the Science Center of Iowa's Facebook page to watch the event live as it happens.