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SUMMER 2017 Exhibit: Dinosaur Discovery

Dinosaur Discovery

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June 3 - September 3, 2017

Over a dozen active dinosaurs – plus become one yourself through virtual reality!

After 65 million years in the making, dinosaurs come alive this summer in our limited engagement exhibition, Dinosaur Discovery! Located inside Gloria M. Olewine Gallery of Harsco Science Center, guests will marvel at predators hunting prey: an armored Euoplocephalus fending off a provoked Albertosaurus, discover a pack of hungry Deinonychus taking down a Tenontosaurus and hear a Maiasaura roar in joy as its eggs hatch.

Dinosaur Discovery features interactive, life-sized animatronic dinosaurs that roar, feed, fight, and care for their young. “With Dinosaur Discovery, guests will experience dinosaurs they haven’t seen here before,” said Steve Bishop, Vice President of Science and Cinema Programs. “This visually stimulating and interactive exhibit makes science come alive for children and adults alike.” Some of your favorite dinosaurs are back along with new ones including the very flat and wide Euoplocephalus, the web-winged Pteranodon, and two long-necked Apatosaurus’; both adult and young. Dinosaur Discovery also includes four highly interactive simulator pods, where guests become a living, breathing dino within an immersive, virtual Cretaceous ecosystem. Younger guests will enjoy operating a remote controlled Hadrosaur as well as touching dinosaur skin, teeth and a nest. Dinosaur Discovery is included in regular Science Center admission. dinosaur discovery whitaker center summer 2017

Some of the elements included in the Dinosaur Discovery exhibit: 

  • A Euoplocephalus whips its powerful tail-club at the attacking Albertosaurus.
  • Two Pachycephalosaurus head-butt in a battle for territory or mates.
  • Four Deinonychus take down a Tenontosaurus with powerful slashes of their claws.
  • A Pteranodon soars over the coast in search of fish.
  • Operate a robotic hadrosaur using a remote control.
  • Discover fossils while digging through the sand.
  • Uncover fossils by rubbing crayons on paper-covered templates.
  • Become a dinosaur yourself through virtual reality!





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