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Dinosaurs: Big, Bad, Bold, and Back
Robotic Exhibit
June 2, 2012 - January 6, 2013

Take a journey back to prehistory when giant animals roamed the earth, swam in the seas and soared in the sky. Meet a T. rex up close, marvel at the long-necked Apatosaurus and watch the skies for the flying Pteranodon. But beware, these creatures look, move and sound like the real thing. This exhibit includes over 20 robotic dinosaurs, a rubbing station, and a fossil dig site.

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Kokoro, the company that created these robotic dinosaurs, consults with distinguished paleontologists on all aspects of the creatures' attributes and functioning during development. Each creature is individually handcrafted and computer-programmed.

Join us for dinosaur related "Fun Fridays":

  • June 1, 2012: Dinomite!
  • June 22, 2012: Dino Discoveries
  • June 29, 2012: Dinobirds

Dinosaur Lecture:
"Dinosaurs of the South (and other prehistoric giants)"
August 7, 2012 from 12noon - 1pm

SPEAKER : Judy Cutchins, natural science author/educator, Fernbank Science Center and Fernbank Museum, (Atlanta)

Finding out about dinosaur life in the southern states is challenging. Unlike the Western U.S., complete skeletons in the South are rare. But paleontologists have uncovered enough fossil evidence to know that a variety of dinosaurs, giant sea creatures and land reptiles once inhabited what is now the southeastern U.S. Join us to learn just what amazing prehistoric giants lived in or near Mississippi and what the South was like 80 million years ago.

Shop for unique dinosaur gifts in the Museum's Dragonfly Shoppe.

"Dinosaurs" is sponsored locally by:

  • Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
  • Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation
  • Gertrude C. Ford Foundation
  • Nissan of North America, Inc.
  • Regions Bank
  • Dr. Ollye and Dr. Aaron Shirley
  • Chris and Steve Zachow