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T-Rex dinosaurs on the prowl at Denver International Airport

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Anyone that travels knows that airports are notorious for people watching, but what about encountering dinosaurs? This month, passengers and visitors at Denver International Airport (DIA) should keep an eye out for creatures from the Cretaceous. Yes, that’s right! Dinosaurs of prehistoric times have been spotted lurking in the baggage claim areas – that is four Tyrannosaurus rex displays. These displays are to increase aweareness of the T.Rex Encounter, now at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science through January 8.

The dinosaur displays at DIA give passengers a break from the stress of traveling by offering interesting dinosaur facts and a photo opportunity! Airport visitors of all ages have already taken notice, with many smiling, laughing, and even posing for photos near the dinosaurs. Additional dinosaurs are also on display in Cherry Creek North.

Dinosaurs are huge, intimidating and intriguing to children and adults of all ages, but everyone has a special place in their hearts for these historic creatures. Over the years, we’ve been treated to movies featuring dinosaurs. Who hasn't enjoyed Land Before Time, Ice Age and even Jurassic Park? Now at the Denver Museum of Art & Natural Science, prehistoric dinosaur-fans go back in time 67 million years ago to explore the Cretaceous world of these infamous dinosaurs at the T.Rex Encounter, through January 8, 2012.

Once you grab your luggage at DIA, out-of-town travelers check into your Denver hotel and Denver travelers pick up your family for a Denver staycation. Head to the Denver Museum of Art & Natural Science for a Denver area family friendly event. You’ll experience advanced robotics and cutting-edge face recognition technology when you feel the piercing stare of a hungry raptor dinosaur as it tracks every step, encounter a mother Triceratops guarding her nest of hatching eggs, and get locked into a spine-tingling standoff with the colossal T. rex.

The prehistoric additions are part of an effort to increase awareness of T. Rex Encounter, now open through January 8, 2012 at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The displays offer interesting dinosaur facts and provide visitors with unique opportunity to snap a photo of their T.Rex encounter at DIA.

T. Rex Encounter is open through January 8, 2012, at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Presented in Denver by Encana, the exhibition is included free with Museum admission. Visit for more information.