Are you a budding paleontologist? Have you seen Jurassic Park one too many times? Is your dream getaway a trip to the badlands of Montana? If so, Dinosaurs In Motion, presented locally by PNC Bank, is definately the exhibit for you!
The Museum of Discovery and Science will unveil its new dinosaur exhibit two days early on September 26, 2013, featuring 14 magnificent, fully interactive, recycled life-size metal dinosaur sculptures inspired by actual fossils. The exhibit brings to life the principles of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics), providing visitors with an experience that blends science, art and innovation.
Dinosaurs In Motion offers visitors the unique ability to manipulate dinosaurs via lever and pulley systems, as well as with remote controls, offering large-scale dinosaur interaction unprecedented in a museum setting. Individuals of all ages will be able to test out their own artistic creativity and newfound technological inspiration with hands-on activities, such as the Innovation Stations, where they can create their own sculptures. Dinosaurs In Motion was produced by Imagine Exhibitions Inc., the global resource for all things related to exhibitions.
On September 28 & 29, October 12 & 13 and November 9, 10 & 11, 2013, visitors can enjoy dinosaur themed activities as an added bonus to the Museum’s exhibit admission:
- Be a Paleontologist for the day and see if you can uncover fossilized bones in the dig pit
- Create your very own dinosaur hatchling out of recycled materials
- Test your dinosaur knowledge in a special memory game or participate in the dinosaur name game in the Keller Science Theater
- Create prehistoric murals based on the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods
- Meet the birds from the Bird Lovers Club and learn how these animals are related to dinosaurs
The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science is to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults through exhibits, programs and films. Founded in 1976 as The Discovery Center, the nonprofit facility serves approximately 450,000 visitors annually. Major operational support for the Museum is provided through generous support by Leadership Guild members including: Broward Health, JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Sun Sentinel, and Wells Fargo.
The Museum is open seven days a week, 365 days a year; Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. with extended IMAX® hours on most evenings. Exhibit Admission prices are $14 for adults; $13 seniors; $12 children 2 to 12. Children under 2 are free. The Museum of Discovery and Science is located downtown at 401 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. For more information about the Museum, visitors should call 954.467.MODS (6637) or visit their web site.
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