"Mundosaurio" is the latest exhibit to debut at the converted penitentiary, and after the arrival of the animatronic thunder lizards, the
"Thanks to scientific advances, children and the general public can access electronics and applications that allow them to explore the world," said Cristina BriceÑo, head of the
The dinosaurs are full-sized facsimiles of their Jurassic ancestors, and their pebbled skins are painted in the colors that paleontologists guess real dinosaurs displayed. While guests are not allowed to touch the dinosaurs -- a ring of picket fence surrounds each one -- children can ogle the giant creatures as they swivel their heads and flex their reptilian tails. In the middle of the room, the T. rex and Triceratops look like they're sizing each other up and preparing for combat.
The exhibit is also extremely hands-on: There are 15 interactive devices, plus a number of skeletal replicas, spread out among 333 square meters. The exhibit takes its name from the Spanish words for dinosaur ("dinosaurio") and "world" ("mundo").
Ever since its opening in 1994, the
If the kids aren't already begging you to take them, there's also this: The "Jurassic Route" is a labyrinth and obstacle course that snakes through the museum. The route includes a "Tarzan swing," suspension bridge, and a pendulum. With any luck, the offspring will sleep the entire drive home.
"Mundosaurio" takes place at the
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