exhibits

Dinosaurs:  Mesozoic Monsters

October 17, 2009 through February 28, 2010
NOW CLOSED
 
Museum guests will discover firsthand life beyond the mists of prehistory, when monsters walked the earth.  This huge, 6,500 square foot exhibit features moving, roaring, fleshed-out robotic creatures along with other hands-on activities to engage and enlighten visitors during their prehistoric journey.
 
See these fearsome, robotic creatures:
  • Triceratops with a moving baby and a third, joy-stick activated baby Triceratops, operated by Museum guests.
  • Allosaurus-one of the most ferocious predators of the Jurassic Period.
  • Stegosaurus-one of the most familiar dinosaurs.  Known for its huge protective spine armor and spiked tail.
  • Pteranodon-prehistoric flying giant, perched near its nest.
  • Ankylosaurus-it’s clubbed tail and spiked shell made it a very tough adversary for unwary predators.
  • Utahraptor-a large wiry hunter with a mouthful of razor-sharp teeth and a deadly killing claw.
  • Tyrannosaurs rex, the king of the dinosaurs and Stegosaurus, in a rare presentation as babies.
  • Parasaurolophus, the giant duck-billed herbivore and a nest of hatchlings.
  • Dilophosaurus, the 20-foot long, crest-skulled carnivore of “Jurrasic Park” fame.
  • Deinonychus, a vicious raptor related to feared Velociraptor.
Other features of the exhibit include:  a Tyrannosaurs rex full size skull, a “dig a fossil” pit, a touchable Triceratops horn piece, a 9-foot long fleshed-out Torosaurus head sculpture and much more.
 
$5 for adults, $3 for children (ages 3-12) in addition to general admission.
 
October 17, 2009 through February 28, 2010
 
 

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