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A dino lovers' bliss

May 30, 2014

By Adrian Gomez, Albuquerque Journal, N.M.

May 30--Dinosaurs have always captured imaginations. Learning about them is a glimpse into the world's history millions of years ago.

Discover the Dinosaurs is touring the country with its traveling show and it will make a stop in the Duke City this weekend. The exhibit features 60 dinosaurs, about 10 times what might be found in a typical museum exhibit.

Jeremy Bush, a resident sculptor with Discover the Dinosaurs, says all of the Dino Den Dinosaurs were designed and sculpted in-house. He says one of the main attractions are the more than a dozen dinosaurs with movements and sound.

"Several are designed to be interactive with push buttons to be controlled by our guests," he says.

As the tour travels to more than 80 cities this year, Bush says the backdrops were custom designed for the event to reflect the prehistoric landscapes and habitat where dinosaurs may have lived.

He says that it takes the Discover the Dinosaurs staff three days to set up the exhibit. Not only does the tour travel the country, it also employs at least 25 local people for the event. The exhibit features static dinosaurs, dinosaur skeletons and dinosaur fossils, as well as the following: rides; inflatables; mini golf; a dino dig; dino theater; a dino den; dino coloring; a scavenger hunt; and a dino maze.

Discover the Dinosaurs

WHEN: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, May 31 and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, June 1

WHERE: Albuquerque Convention Center, 401 Second NW

HOW MUCH: $18 adults, $22 children for exhibit plus games; $16 for exhibit only; $16 seniors and children 1 and under are free


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