Sugar Land, TX- Dinosaur Discovery , a new special exhibition at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land featuring a lively group of stomping, roaring, and animated dinosaurs, brings the distant past to life beginning April 14 through Sept. 30, 2012.
The prehistoric giants, manufactured in Los Angeles by Kokoro Dinosaurs, use the latest robotic technology. A computer-controlled air compressor gives each dinosaur its own unique sequence of movement and sound.
"This exhibition appeals to all ages," said Adrienne Barker, director of the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land. "The show provides a unique educational experience and helps unlock mysterious secrets buried in fossils by showing us how these beasts moved and interacted in their environment."
Discover eight nearly life-sized dinosaurs, including an adult and juvenile Apatosauru s; an adult and juvenile Chasmosaurus ; a Stegosaurus ; a Tyrannosaurus rex ; and two Protoceratops adults with a nestful of hatching eggs. Also included in the exhibition are five examples of Ice Age mammals that lived after dinosaurs became extinct, including the rhinoceros-like Baluchitherium and a family of four saber-toothed cats.
Kokoro Dinosaurs designed each new animal through consultation with paleontologists at museums and universities throughout the United States and Canada. The company molds each dinosaur's skin from silicone using a patented process based on existing patterns from fossilized dinosaur skin. The Ice Age mammals were created with the advice of experts from major fossil sites such as the La Brea Tar Pits.
Dinosaur Discovery runs from April 14 through Sept. 30, 2012. Tickets for the special exhibition are now on sale and may be purchased online. For more information, visit the museum's website at www.hmns.org or call (713) 639-4629.
The Houston Museum of Natural Science-one of the nation's most-heavily attended museums-is a centerpiece of the Houston Museum District. With four floors of permanent exhibit halls, including the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre, Cockrell Butterfly Center, Burke Baker Planetarium and George Observatory and as host to world-class and ever-changing touring exhibitions, the Houston Museum has something to delight every age group. With such diverse and extraordinary offerings, a trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, located at 5555 Hermann Park Drive in the heart of the Museum District, is always an adventure.
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