PORT ALLEN, La. (BRPROUD) – Dinosaurs are a source of fascination to people of all ages, and this June, local fans of the ancient reptiles are invited to enjoy a dino-themed exhibit in West Baton Rouge.

The Port Allen Community Center will be decked out in trappings of the Mesozoic era Tuesday, June 6. On that date, the community center will host the Dinosaur George Traveling Museum for the second time.

Organizers said the event will be an exciting opportunity for fun and educational discovery.

“It was here two years ago, and the response was amazing,” said Judy Boyce, WBR parks & recreation summer program coordinator. “I think we had 5,000 people go through the exhibit. We decided to bring it back because we thought it was of strong interest.”

As guests make their way through one of the largest traveling dinosaur museums in the country, they’ll discover more than 150 prehistoric artifacts from around the world.

If you decide to visit, you’ll see artifacts linked to the brachiosaurus, woolly mammoth, saber-toothed tiger, and allosaurus, according to a news release. In fact, young visitors will be able to make a game of it by participating in the museum’s various scavenger hunts.

Boyce said this is especially fun for kids. “They really like doing the scavenger hunt because it’s all by grade level and they get to hunt through the exhibit for all kinds of neat things.”

While exploring the pre-historic world, guests will also have the opportunity to ask the museum’s creator, “Dinosaur George,” any of their questions. Other staff members will also be on hand to answer questions and offer assistance.

The upcoming dino-themed event was designed for people of all ages. And it won’t break the bank because it’s completely free of charge. The Port Allen Community Center (749 North Jefferson Avenue in Port Allen) will host museum tours Tuesday, June 6 between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

This event was made possible by the West Baton Rouge Department of Parks and Recreation’s collaboration with the Natural History Museum and “Dinosaur George” Blasing, a self-taught paleontologist and animal behaviorist, organizers said.

The traveling museum isn’t Blasing’s only brainchild. He also created “Jurassic Fight Club,” a television series he hosts on the History Channel.