Meet Katie

Spiny Human Handler: Katie
Spiny thinks Katie’s a glam girl!

Q & A

Q: How did you first meet Spiny?
A: Spiny and I first met when I bumped into her in a crowded elevator at the museum. We were the only two on there, but she's pretty big, so it was crowded. We had a good laugh about it, and Spiny invited me to join her team and help take her on field trips!

Q: What's your favorite thing about working with Spiny?
A: I really enjoy our road trips to our schools. We like to jam to the radio. Spiny has a really nice voice.

Q: Name a time when Spiny surprised/pulled a prank/scared you?
A: Spiny is a big fan of playing hide and seek, but due to her size, not always the best hider. Well, one day when we were playing this game in the museum, I just couldn't find her anywhere Just when I was getting ready to give up, I walked into the Polar World: Wyckoff Hall of Arctic Life exhibit and it turns out she got stuck in the igloo. All I could see of her was her tail sticking out the entrance!

Q: Has Spiny ever eaten your lunch?
A: I always try to pack a vegetarian lunch on the days I'm working with Spiny to prevent this.

Q: Do you have any other dino friends?
A: I enjoy hanging out with Dippy, but I'm away from the museum a lot on field trips, so I hope to get to know him better.

Q: What is your favorite exhibit at the museum?
A: Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems. A girl can dream.