“DINOSAURS UNEARTHED” brings the pre-historic to Portland Maine with an exhibit of life-sized animatronic dinosaurs, skeletons, and fossils
Dinosaurs Unearthed is a multi-media, interactive immersion in dinosaur discovery. Its showing at the Portland Science Center marks the first time this immensely popular exhibit has ever opened in New England.
Powered by customized mechanical technology and a dynamic jointing system, the dinosaurs, ranging from a Velociraptor to a Triceratops to a T-Rex come to “life” in Dinosaurs Unearthed. The exhibit places each creature in naturalistic indoor landscapes and challenges our understanding of how dinosaurs lived, looked, and sounded in their pre-historic time. In relatively recent years, paleontologists have come to believe that some dinosaurs are the ancestors of modern birds—leading to the hypothesis that some dinosaurs may have been feathered.
The exhibit includes a feathered Tyrannosaurus Rex which may be one of the most striking for people to see.”
An added, unique component at the Portland Science Center will be an exhibition of work by University of Southern Maine art professor, Philip Carlo Patatore, whose “Dinosaur Portfolio” is evocative of the spirit of exploration and the science of discovery.
In addition to the animatronic creatures, the exhibition will feature full-sized skeletons: a Yangchuanosaurus and a Tuojiangosaurus, as well as myriad simulated—and real—dinosaur fossils.
Dinosaurs Unearthed also features interactive stations such as a “Kids Dig Table”, a dinosaur that you control, as well as a ‘Dinosaur Touch Station’ where you can hear the sounds, and feel parts of a dinosaur.
For information on the exhibition and to purchase tickets, please visit portlandsciencecenter.com.
Hours of operation:
Monday – Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday & Saturday – 10am – 7pm
Sunday – 11am – 6pm
*See www.portlandsciencecenter.com for special holiday hours.
Adults (13+) – $19.50
College Student with Valid ID – $17.50
Military with Valid ID – $17.50
Senior (65+) – $17.50
Child – $14.50