March 28, 2005, Fort Lauderdale –
The past will come alive when stomping, roaring robotic
dinosaurs and ice age mammals invade the Museum of Discovery and
Science in Prehistoric Park: Return of the Dinosaurs opening May
28, 2005. Prehistoric Park: Return of the Dinosaurs is sponsored
locally by Bank Atlantic.
Visitors will travel back in time to encounter an extinct world
with ten life-sized robotic dinosaurs and ice age mammals,
simulated fossil dig boxes, real dinosaur remains and fossilized
eggs. The exhibit features Kokoro’s robotic Tyrannosaurus rex;
an adult Maiasaura with a nest full of hatchling eggs, the
domed-headed Pachycephalosaurus, an adult Apatosaurus with its
young, and a soaring Pteranodon, with a massive, 25-foot wing
span. Each life-like model is based on an actual fossil and
reflects recent theories of dinosaur behavior and physiology.
The exhibit also features four ice age mammals including a
woolly mammoth; the extinct hornless rhino Baluchitherium; a
family of Smilodons, the largest saber-toothed cat, and a
Megatherium, the giant sloth.
In the hands-on section of the exhibit, visitors will experience
the inner workings of the robotic dinosaurs by controlling their
movements from a remote control location. They will also get the
chance to work as a paleontologist by excavating real sharks’
teeth in the Dino Dig Pit. Children can create colorful dinosaur
art at the dinosaur rubbing station.
Guest can add to their dinosaur experience by viewing the IMAX®
film, T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous, which follows 16-year old
Ally Hayden on a remarkable pre-historic adventure, as she is
magically transported back 65 million years to the Cretaceous
Period. From her wanderings in the corridors of a natural
history museum to her journey through history itself, Ally
encounters a fascinating cast of characters, including dinosaur
artist Charles Knight and Barnum Brown, the great dinosaur-bone
hunter. Her journey ends in a heart-stopping yet wondrous
face-to-face encounter with a 20-foot tall, 15-ton Tyrannosaurus
Rex – rendered in incredible detail on the giant IMAX® screen.
Serving Monday through Friday at 1:30 p.m.
and 3:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
and 4:30 p.m.
New Science Café demonstrations: Iguanodon Bon Bons, Prehistoric
Pasta, Saber-Tooth Soup, Stegosaurus Strudel and T-Rex Bites.
May 28, 29, 30, 2005 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
We can find out many things about dinosaurs by studying their
bones. Even millions of years after their extinction, we are
able to reconstruct their skeletons, figure out what they ate,
where they lived, how fast they might have been, and many other
things that—without their bones—would have remained a mystery.
In this craft activity, you will get a chance to create a fossil
of your very own dinosaur. Perhaps you will create the fossil
remains of a lasagnadon, or maybe even a rare linguinisaurus!
May 28, 29, 30, 2005 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Imagine gigantic creatures lounging around your yard, grazing by
your pool and chewing on palm fronds. Well, thousands of years
ago, some prehistoric animals called Florida home. The Gems and
Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches will display their
collection of Florida fossils to help guests understand the
history of our own backyard.
May 28, 29, 30, 2005 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Learn about the many adaptations that helped dinosaurs live in a
prehistoric world. Then determine if they are related to each
May 28, 29, 30, 2005 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Be a paleontologist and dig up a fossilized
“chocolate-chip-a-saurus” from your own “dig site.”
ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE
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 400,000 visitors each year. Major
operational support for the Museum is provided through generous
support by Leadership Guild members including: American Express,
City Furniture, JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Sun-Sentinel and
The Museum is open seven days per week (365 days per 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 Friday and Saturday
evenings. General admission prices are $14 for adults; $13 for
seniors; $12 for children 3 to 12. Children under 3 are free. A
General Admission Ticket includes admission to the Museum
exhibits and one IMAX® film. 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 our web site at
ABOUT THE BLOCKBUSTER® IMAX® THEATER
The Blockbuster® IMAX®Theater owned and operated by the Museum
of Discovery and Science, opened in 1992. The 300-seat theater
is a showcase of state-of-the-art motion picture technology. The
Blockbuster® IMAX®Theater features a 60 ft. x 80 ft. screen and
a 15,000 watt digital sound system that delivers six discrete
channels of clear sound through 42 speakers. The IMAX®
projector’s 15,000 watt Xenon bulb projects images of
unsurpassed brilliance and clarity onto the five-story-high
screen. Both 2D and 3D films are shown in the theater. 3D films
are viewed using electronic headsets. The IMAX® experience is an
unparalleled fusion of sight and sound. For show times, visitors
should call 954-463-IMAX (4629).
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