Flying dinosaurs?

January 25th, 2010 at 9:50 pm by under FOX10 News, Lenise Ligon - Daily Dot Com, Uncategorized

Dinosaurs have invaded downtown Mobile…or at least…the Gulf Coast Exploreum.

Dinosaurs before it extinction

Dinosaurs before it extinction

“Dinosaurs Alive” is the newest exhibit at the Exploreum.   If you haven’t checked it out yet, you definitely should.  I went this past weekend with my husband and three-year-old son.  We had a blast!

Here's my son roaring like a dinosaur!

Here's my son roaring like a dinosaur!

It truly is a full-sensory exhibit.  I’m talking life-size creatures, some flying overhead, in jungle foliage that’s completed with waterfall.    Just think Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park.

Now, I didn’t realize the exhibit was actually outside.  So you’ll want to keep that in mind when planning your visit.

It was raining on the day we went.  So we saw the IMAX movie first.  By the time the movie was over, it had stopped raining so it worked out well.  Plus, we got a nice lesson on dinosaurs…IMAX style.  Seriously, no matter how many times I see these movies, I’m always amazed.  But getting back to the movie, it basically followed paleontologists as they explored dinosaur finds.

This is the outdoor courtyard where the exhibit is

This is the outdoor courtyard where the exhibit is

I had no idea birds were a direct descendant of dinosaurs.  It’s one of the things discussed in the film.  Along with, how dinosaurologists (I think I just created a new word) aren’t sure how dinosaurs communicated, the sounds they made, or for that matter…what color they were.

The exhibit runs through May.  If you go, be sure to let me know what you think.

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