Dinosaurs are back at the Witte --and this time bigger, better and more feathered than ever! Dinosaurs Unearthed: Bigger. Better. Feathered… will be unleashed February 23 through September 2, 2013 in the Witte Museum’s Kathleen and Curtis Gunn Gallery. There is a $5 surcharge in addition to museum general admission for Dinosaurs Unearthed.
Allow curiosities to soar and step back in time to discover the most fascinating creatures to have roamed the Earth. Experience the world’s largest and most advanced life-sized animatronic dinosaurs, complete skeletons, fossils, hands-on interactives, a paleontological dig site where visitors can unearth fossils as well as the opportunity to explore the most current scientific findings. Created with electronics instead of hydraulics, the animatronic models capture some of the most life-like motions ever created.
Walk amongst a life-sized Allosaurus, Dilophosaurus, Microraptor, Protoceratops, Angustinaripterus, Stegosaurus, Yangchuanosaurus, Omeisaurus, Tuojiangosaurus, Yangchuanosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex and keep an eye out for “Patty” the Apatosaurus, who at 60 feet long, will meet you in the Witte front yard!
Dinosaurs Unearthed highlights the latest discoveries in paleontology, including evidence suggesting some dinosaurs are the ancestors of modern day birds rather than modern reptiles. The story of feathered dinosaurs is an interactive visual spectacle that visitors of all ages can enjoy. The discovery has drawn the fascinating connection between ancient dinosaurs and modern birds. Scientists have found that feathers first evolved as a means of warmth and display and later became specialized to the extent that flight was possible. Don’t miss the feathered Juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex, Gigantoraptor, Velociraptor, Sinosauropteryx and Confuciusornis!
For more information visit www.WitteMuseum.org or call 210.357.1900.