In St. Louis, dinosaurs will walk the Earth once again in 2010. “DinoQuest:A Tropical Trek through Time” features dinosaurs and reptiles from the Cretaceous and Jurassic, period. And guess what? You’ll be able to talk to them, and no, you’re not hallucinating, they’ll answer you back.
Spring has sprung (more or less) so it’s time to think about some day trips. Here’s one that’s not too far from the city and has something for everyone; the Vanderbilt Museum in Centerport, New York. Boasting a planetarium, cool exhibits and the home of William K. Vanderbilt II, it’s a great place to spend a few hours.
The dinosaurs were put out as an innovative way to advertise for the Oregon Zoo’s Prehistoric Predators exhibit. The full size animatronic dinosaur, located inside the zoo next to the sun bears, is a quarter-mile trail waking with animatronic, life-sized dinosaurs. Not only is it fun, but its educational, too, as kids can read about the dinosaurs at the zoo’s “discovery stations.” It is also a fun place to cool of on a hot day at the zoo as a few of the dinosaurs spit water at you.
The only drawback to this exhibit is that it only plays at certain times. But if you are fortunate enough to catch it at the right time, you too can become a forensic scientist for 15 minutes. This is a special exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota and is only available until January 4, 2009.
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Exploris provides a hands on Experience for school age children as well as an IMAX theater for everyone.It has traveling displays as well as many hands on exhibits.
Admission is $3.50 in addition to the regular zoo admission and children under three are still free. The exhibit is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through September 6th.