Enter a virtual time machine to journey back to the age of dinosaurs, where you'll encounter the 18-foot forelimb of a brachiosaurus. There are cast skeletons of dinosaurs such as allosaurus and stegosaurus, as well as real bones and robotic reconstructions. The cleverly designed and constructed full-size models move, bellow, and occasionally spit water. Hands-on, interactive exhibits allow kids of all ages to learn about and experience the forces that created the lands around us, and to feel the earth shake on an earthquake simulator. There is also a working paleontology lab, where you can see scientists prepare dinosaur bones for study. Visitors can join in a real dinosaur dig at one of the museum's quarries with advance registration. Allow 1 to 3 hours.
- © Frommer's 2013
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