The three-day exhibit, Discover the Dinosaurs, kicks off at noon today at
"As soon as the kids walk in there they just get lost in their own little world of just being able to see the dinosaurs," said
The event features 60 museum-quality dinosaurs, including moving and static dinosaurs as well as replicas of skeletons and fossils, according to the Discover the Dinosaurs website.
"The exhibit includes over a dozen dinosaurs with movement and sound that are controlled electronically," the website states. "Several are designed to be interactive with push buttons to be controlled by our guests."
Karan said the exhibit aims to make the dinosaurs as close to life-size as possible, as well as including educational information about the dinosaurs and the era they lived in.
"It's a chance to see what the dinosaurs may have looked like 56 million years ago," Karan said. "It's a really cool experience to get that close to the dinosaurs and see them move. It's just a good event. We have a full 20-foot long T-Rex that is one of the popular things that's in the exhibit."
Karan said the hands-on, interactive exhibit will also feature some new additions, including a woolly mammoth, a bison and a saber tooth tiger.
"They're just going to come in (and) it's going to be a living museum almost," Karan said.
Other attractions include an area where children can experience life as a paleontologist as they brush away sand to reveal dinosaur fossils, a theater for guests to watch education videos, an area designated for younger guests to sit on smaller dinosaur exhibits, animatronic dinosaurs that children can ride as well as inflatables and face painting.
The exhibit has travelled across the U.S. and Karan said this is its second time to
"It was a fairly good show last year," he said. "I hope to see another great show."
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