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Princyclopedia is an interactive book convention sponsored by the Cotsen Children's Library that is geared toward children and brings the University and Princeton community together. It was launched in 2007 with a celebration of the magical world of “Harry Potter.” Each year, a new book will be celebrated.

Princyclopedia 2013:  Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Are you ready to ROCK? Gear up for Princyclopedia, Cotsen’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).  Dig it!

Saturday, April 6th

10:00am – 3:00pm
No registration required. Open to the public and free of charge.
All ages

Event occurs at Dillon Gym on Princeton University campus.
Free parking available nearby.
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Photo by Minjie Chen