Dinosaurs return to Virginia Living Museum

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News is bringing back some of the most popular dinosaurs for summer fun. T. Rex. and triceratops will roar to life beginning May 7.

The exhibit will take visitors back millions of years to the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods when dinosaurs ruled the world.

An apatosaurus mother and her baby greet visitors with wide, sweeping neck motions. These peaceful plant eaters appear almost friendly as they observe their surroundings. See three different types of baby dinosaurs up-close. Use a joystick to maneuver a robotic stegosaurus.

See the feathered citipati, whose spectacular head crest is similar to that of a modern cassowary. This dinosaur highlights the link between non-avian dinosaurs and birds. But beware … outdoors you will need to dodge the water-spitting dilophosaurus and water-shooting bombadier beetle.

These lifelike creations are from Billings Productions, North America’s leading producer of animatronic dinosaurs.

Step back in time with Dinosaur Discoveries. Learn and appreciate the world’s prehistoric past and uncover its lessons for our planet’s future. (thevlm.org)


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