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Dinosaurs! Exhibition opens June 13th at MOSI Tampa Bay, FL

05-30-2008 01:44 PM CET | Science & Education

Press release from: MOSI Tampa, FL - Museum of Science & Industry

Gigantic dinosaurs roamed the earth millions of years ago, and are now making a comeback. DINOSAURS! The Exhibition will debut at MOSI on Friday, June 13! The exhibition travels back in time to the Mesozoic era when dinosaurs ruled the Earth.

The 5,000-square-foot exhibit will give visitors an up-close view of ten robotic dinosaurs. Gaze at the Pteranodon–a huge flying reptile with a 23-foot wingspread–soaring high overhead. See the giant animatronic Ankylosaurus with her two young, and then enter the realm of the carnivorous Tyrannosaurus Rex – the Dinosaur King! Also on display is the Parasaurolophus, Stegasaurus and Triceratops with her two young.

In addition to watching these giants come to life, visitors young and old will feel like true paleontologists while exploring through a Dino dig box, creating fossil artwork at two rub stations and operating a hands-on control box which will allow them to move the “skeleton” of a dinosaur.

The robotic giants were created by Kokoro of Japan and Los Angeles. More than 1,500 of Kokoro’s animated forms have appeared in museums throughout the world since 1969. The creatures were constructed based on evidence from fossil records, scientific literature and professional paleontologists. Each model is individually computer programmed and powered by an intricate compressor system.

Do not miss these towering animatronic creatures in action! DINOSAURS! opens to the public on June 13 and runs through Sept. 7. Hurry, before the exhibition becomes extinct! For more information, please visit http://www.mosi.org/dinosaurs.html.

MOSI - Museum of Science and Industry
4801 E Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33617
(813)- 987- 6000

About MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry)
MOSI is a not-for-profit, community-based institution and educational resource dedicated to advancing public interest, knowledge, and understanding of science, industry, and technology. With a total size of over 300,000 square feet, MOSI is the largest science center in the southeastern United States, and home to the only IMAX® Dome Theatre in the state of Florida. Kids In Charge! The Children’s Science Center at MOSI is the largest children’s science center in the nation. MOSI’s newest permanent exhibition, Disasterville, featuring WeatherQuest, combines education and 10,000 square feet of interactive exhibits on the science behind natural disasters. For more information, visit www.mosi.org.

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