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July 5, 2015

Dinosaurs! come alive at the Virginia Aquarium through Jan. 3

Dinosaurs may have roamed Earth 215 million years ago, but the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center will give you the chance to get close to these incredible creatures as the changing exhibit gallery is transformed by sight, sound and touch into Dinosaurs! The exhibit is now open to the public and will remain available through Jan. 3.
Eight dinosaur species that conquered the earth by land, air and sea during the Jurassic and the Cretaceous periods are featured in the exhibit. Surrounded by recreated scenes of their natural environment, the animatronic creatures feature both motion and sound.
The iconic Tyrannosaurus is the largest land-dwelling meat-eater to have ever lived and he is joined by the wetland dwelling Apatosaurus family, the Stegosaurus, a Mosasaurus, a flying Pteranodon and a pair of Protoceratops overlooking their hatchlings.
Guests will see how the robotic dinosaurs were built by Kokoro Exhibits and actually operate one. Other components of the Dinosaurs! exhibit include a Paleo Discovery Dig station, a Fossil Rubbing Interactive, a Create Your Own Dinosaurs activity and a Hide the Dinosaurs in Camouflage challenge.
Guests are also invited to view Walking with Dinosaurs 3D in the Aquarium’s National Geographic 3D Theater. This animated family film is set in the late Cretaceous period. See and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Visit for ticket information and show times.

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