NOW OPEN – Expedition: Dinosaur explores the fascinating world of dinosaurs and the hunt for their fossils!
Become a paleontologist as you explore the Mesozoic-era dinosaurs. From life-sized and lifelike animatronic dinosaurs- some controlled by visitors – to mechanical and electronic learning stations, the exhibit has something for all ages. Visitors can learn about modern imaging techniques like high-energy neutron beams that reveal the inside of a T. Rex skull in microscopic detail never seen before. The exhibit includes a number of hands-on interactives that explain dinosaur movement, digestion, and evolution, and show the life and methods of dinosaur hunters from the 1800s to today. In addition to large animatronic dinosaurs, interactive highlights include a digital sandbox, paleontologist camp, and an interactive robot that allows visitors to manipulate dinosaur eggs!
Expedition: Dinosaur taps into our fascination with these incredible creatures. It is perhaps the closest experience to what it would have been like to be in the presence of a living, breathing Mesozoic-era dinosaur.
This exhibit runs through April 2019.
Get the dirt from a dino expert!
Join the GRPM on Saturday, March 2 for dinosaur expert, “Dino” Don Lessem and his special, interactive program, Jurassic Park: Fact or Fiction, featuring information on dinosaurs, fossils and debunking some myths from pop culture.
Explorer, writer, exhibitor and television presenter “Dino” Don Lessem is the one of the world’s leading popular presenters of dinosaurs – via his Jurassic Park and Disney movie and theme park consulting, excavations of giant dinosaurs, touring exhibitions, expeditions, 52 books, and NOVA and DISCOVERY CHANNEL television documentaries. Not to mention, Dino Don is one of only a handful of living people with a dinosaur named after him, the giant plant-eater Lessemsaurus.
Jurassic Park: Fact or Fiction will take place at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the GRPM’s Meijer Theater. The interactive programs are free with general admission, with seating available on a first come first serve basis. Program last approximately one hour.
This exhibit focuses on the science of paleontology. Exhibit developer Stage Nine Exhibitions engaged renowned paleontologist Dr. Thomas Williamson to consult and inform the exhibit. Dr. Williamson, Curator of Paleontology at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, was featured in the PBS documentary “The Day The Dinosaurs Died.”
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About Stage Nine Exhibitions
Stage Nine Exhibitions conceptualizes, designs, fabricates and tours exhibits that have been enjoyed by millions of visitors worldwide. Current exhibits: POPnology, Hall of Heroes, The Animation Academy, Sweet: A Tasty Journey, Rock U: The Institute of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Expedition: Dinosaur, and Dragons: The Lost Worlds. For more information, visit http://www.stageninedesign.com