T-Rex Encounter

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The first thing you see when you walk in is a dinosaur staring you down; you get an uneasy feeling, like you are prey to this velociraptor.

The first thing you see when you walk in is a dinosaur staring you down; you get an uneasy feeling, like you are prey to this velociraptor. But this is only a robot, for this exhibit is all about robotic dinosaurs. This exhibit is called T-Rex Encounter. There is a full model cast of Sue, the most complete skeleton of a T-Rex. You also come face to face with a robotic Triceratops and T-Rex.

 

There are stations where you smell the smells that dinosaurs would have smelled, and see what a T-Rex and Triceratops would have seen. There is a cart with fossils you can touch and a cute little show called Sherlock Bones. At the end of the exhibit you can take a picture on the green screen with a T-Rex. This exhibit is very kid friendly "It is a great experience for younger kids, to be able to feel like living with dinosaurs" says Charlotte Hurley,who works as the Public Relations Coordinator for the exhibit.

 

So all in all this is a great exhibit for kids ages 3-10 and is very hands-on!

 

While at the museum, make sure you get a chance to see the IMAX T-Rex Alive. This IMAX is in 3D which makes the experiences so much better. There are two part of this cool film: one of the parts is the finding of the T-Rex named Sue and the second part is the story of her life. It is amazing film, but is a little scary and gruesome with the T-Rex killing and eating other dinosaurs. So I would suggest it for ages 4 and up. Teens will love to see the awesome animations. I would suggest seeing this movie after the exhibit allowed you to recall some of the displays you just saw. These two amazing components lead up to one big exhibit, which truly lets you see through the eyes of a dinosaur.