Are You Ready for International Dinosaur Day?

Are you ready for the biggest, largest, giganticest holiday of the year? No, we’re not talking Flag Day. June 1 is International Dinosaur Day!

It is true: The third Tuesday in May is also International Dinosaur Day. This year, that would be May 20, 2021. But we’ve made our choice. We prefer the sauropod-like immobility of June 1, because it never moves year-after-year. And that makes it is easier for our dinosaur-size brains to remember to celebrate.

So, how will you celebrate June 1?

For many, the first time we think of celebrating dinosaurs is when we host our child’s birthday party. And we support that – it is, after all, the gateway party for dinosaur enthusiasts. It is almost inevitable that if you have a 3-to-7 year-old boy, you’ll be hosting a dinosaur party at some point. (And attending many more!) Of course, right now, most of us are not attending any parties at all. Still, we have collected several great ideas for young dinosaur enthusiasts, parties or no parties! And let’s face it – after more than a year at home, any new idea for entertaining the kids is absolutely essential!

Take, for example, what Dustin Koehler did for his son’s fourth birthday. He wasn’t able to invite his son’s playmates to a party this year, but in a moment of inspiration, he realized there were others he could invite. “The thought occurred to me to bring ‘real’ dinosaurs to my backyard,” he says.

What did Dustin do to create this effect? He placed some AtmosFX Window Projection Material in his window, took his projector outside and projected Dinosaur Encounter Digital Decoration Collection onto his window. The look on the face of Dustin’s son is all you need to know if it was a success.

One of our all-time favorites comes from AtmosFX SuperFAN Lyle Coram. He’s put together some incredibly stunning digital decoration displays over the years, but we always return to this one. Like Dustin’s display, he is projecting onto his windows from outside of his house – but his is doing so on multiple windows. We just love how Lyle’s daughter engages with these prehistoric creatures.

Of course, it goes without saying that the people who celebrate dinosaurs the best are adults, who don’t necessarily need a reason to celebrate dinosaurs – they just do! Even for Halloween!

Looking to create a Halloween display that was a little – OK, a lot – different Chad Dunning set up a bunch of AtmosFX Hollusion Projection Material in his front year and let the dinosaurs take over. Why not?  

Lastly, we’ll never stop loving the photo of AtmosFAN Lisa Boggs who, when her husband returned home from overseas deployment, met him on the tarmac in a dinosaur suit!

All to say, there is no correct way to celebrate International Dinosaur Day. And that even includes those of you who prefer to celebrate it on Christmas, the third Tuesday of May, or any other day! Just make sure you do so again on June 1. That, itself, proves how ginormous International Dinosaur Day is – you get to celebrate it as often as you want!

How will you celebrate International Dinosaur Day? Make sure to send your photos and videos to us using this simple online form!



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