Creative Discovery Museum's Dinosaurs: Land Of Fire And Ice Debuts Jan. 19

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Creative Discovery Museum’s newest exhibit, Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice will debut on Jan. 19 and run through May 12. The latest exhibit will allow children and adults to explore dinosaur habitats and better understand how these mysterious animals lived. Guests will also be able to use inquiry-based skills to examine what dinosaurs left behind.

The latest exhibit will transport families back to the Cretaceous Period (145-65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth. The steamy “Land of Fire” connects visitors with the prehistoric home of the Triceratops and T-Rex. Children can circle the land in insect costumes and buzz through a volcano with oozing lava. Families will be able to work through a swampy bog and identify an ecosystem of animals and plants. No coats are needed for a trip across the “Land of Ice.” Visitors will meet two dinosaurs, a Troodon and Edmontosaurus, who made their homes in the cold climate of Alaska. The  “Land of Ice” includes rocky steps, “icy” slide, and “icy” river for guests to traverse.

Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice is the first child-centered exhibit in the country dedicated to expanding the understanding on dinosaur habitat and range.


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