Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice
Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice & Dinosaur Discovery
June 17 - September 17, 2017
Crossing the threshold of this exhibit means traveling back in time to explore the age of the dinosaurs! As visitors move through the exhibit, they encounter unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes, and opportunities to investigate clues about what the dinosaurs left behind. This exhibit builds on the popular fascination with dinosaurs and utilizes a scientific approach to challenge all ages.
Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice features three distinct sections: Land of Fire (a warm dinosaur habitat), Land of Ice (a cold dinosaur habitat) and a Field Research Station. Each section of the exhibit is divided by a series of low walls that give adults visual access to the entire exhibit while keeping each section distinct and autonomous. Extensive and detailed murals throughout the exhibit ensure an immersive, environmental aesthetic.
Delighting in the process and embracing inquiry really shine in this exhibit. When playing in this engaging environment, children experience countless opportunities for showcasing critical thinking skills, such as:
• questioning • contemplating
• reasoning • planning
• theorizing • executing
• observing • synthesizing
"Dinosaur Discovery" is a step back into the Mesozoic Era, where dinosaurs from the Cretaceous Period are still alive and well. Wander through the exhibit to see a family of Triceratops grazing, as well as the mighty, carnivorous, roaring Albertosaurus! Be sure to look up and see the Pteranodon flying overhead! You can also have your photograph taken with a full scale Tyrannosaurus Rex head as well as go digging for fossils in the Dino Dig Box. Although dinosaurs went extinct 66 million years ago, you can still adventure through this exhibit and see dinosaurs come alive through the use of animatronic creatures!
Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice was created by Minnesota Children's Museum and nationally sponsored by The David B. Jones Foundation. Dinosaur Discovery is brought to you by KOKORO, LLC.