JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – They’re baaaaack! For the first time since 2010, MOSH will feature an animatronic dinosaur exhibit. And, another first, one of the dinosaurs – the terrible T. rex – will be outside on the Museum’s front lawn, ready to greet visitors as they arrive beginning May 23, the kick off of Memorial Weekend.
Dinosaurs Unearthed brings the latest scientific discoveries in paleontology to life via amazingly life-like animatronics, full-scale skeletons and fossils from around the world. Ever seen a feathered dinosaur? In the last decade, the discovery of feathered dinosaurs in Liaoning Province, China has shifted popular thought, causing paleontologists to re-evaluate the appearance of dinosaurs. Visitors will be able to see unique models that showcase the new discovery of feathered dinosaurs.
More than a dozen dinosaur models will make up the Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibit. Dig pits and interactive kiosks will allow aspiring paleontologists to get in on the action as they uncover discoveries new and old. MOSH will also host a dynamic line-up of dinosaur-themed programs over the summer. They include Dozing with Dinos June 27, Little Learners: Dino Adventure July 8, Dinosaur Summer Camps July 13-17, Meet Buddy the Dinosaur from PBS’ Dinosaur Train July 18, and a special dino-edition of MOSH After Dark July 30. On Saturday mornings throughout the exhibit, catch an episode of “Dinosaur Train” in the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium at 10:30 a.m.
Dinosaurs Unearthed will be on display at MOSH May 23 through September 7, 2015.