Want to see and experience the mightiness (and roar) of a dinosaur up close?
Dinosaurs Unearthed at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University may be the closest thing to it, allowing museum-goers to embark on a multi-sensory adventure that involves moving, life-size animatronic versions of everyone’s favorite prehistoric creatures.
Open through January 16, 2017, the exhibition offers visitors the chance to control state-of-the-art dinosaurs, play “Dinosaur or Not a Dinosaur” and immerse themselves in all other sorts of dinosaur fun.
Exhibition Fast Facts
- Exhibition on view through January 16, 2017
- Tickets, which include the cost of general admission, are $22.95 for adults, $19.95 for seniors, students and military and $18.95 for children
- Control animatronic dinosaurs, play “Dinosaur or Not a Dinosaur?”, view real dinosaur skeletons and casts and more
The Academy of Natural Sciences was one of the first places to study dinosaurs in North America, and its permanent Dinosaur Hall has astonished many visitors over the years. Dinosaurs Unearthed gives museum-goers just one more opportunity to see what life was like 67 million years ago.
Read on for more on Dinosaurs Unearthed.
At Dinosaurs Unearthed, visitors find themselves in the presence of truly gigantic (and prehistoric) company.
More than a dozen animatronic and scientifically accurate dinosaurs stationed throughout the exhibition frequently roar, gnash their teeth, swing their tails and more. Visitors can even control the movements of some of the dinos, allowing them to blink their eyes or strike with their forearms.
A number of interactive displays allow visitors to test their knowledge with a game of “Dinosaur or Not A Dinosaur?” or jump on a scale to measure their weight in relation to some rather large dinosaurs.
Elsewhere, gaze at real dinosaur bones and casts, including fossilized dinosaur poop (known as coprolite), or use a pump to reproduce what paleontologists think the song of a Parasaurolophus sounded like.
Did you know that dinosaurs could get sinus infections, and that a T. Rex sneeze could produce up to seven tons(!) of snot? Or that during World War I, fossilized dinsosaur poop was used to make explosives shells?
You’ll learn all that and much more at Dinosaurs Unearthed.
Admission includes access to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, and is $22.95 for adults, $19.95 for seniors students and military and $18.95 for children.
Tickets are available online. The exhibition runs through January 16, 2017.