Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice
Crossing the threshold of Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice means traveling back in time to explore the Age of the Dinosaurs! As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes, and opportunities to investigate clues about what the dinosaurs left behind. Dinosaurs builds on the popular fascination with dinosaurs and includes science activities to challenge visitors of all ages.
The exhibit features three distinct sections: Land of Fire (a warm dinosaur habitat), Land of Ice (a cold dinosaur habitat), and a Field Research Station (complete with a Big Dig component). While the warm environment is based on content that is familiar to most visitors, the cold environment incorporates recent scientific research about dinosaurs that lived in cold climates like Alaska. Science inquiry skills are essential in the Field Research Station as visitors uncover dinosaur bones in a dig station and examine fossils to identify dinosaurs. Each section of the exhibit is divided by a series of low walls that give adults visual access to the entire exhibit while keeping each section distinct and autonomous. Extensive and detailed murals throughout the exhibit ensures an immersive, environmental aesthetic.
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Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice is on view from May 25, 2013 through September 22, 2013 in Purple Turtle Hall ; click here for tickets.