Dinosaurs: Land of Fire™ and Ice Roars Into DISCOVERY Children’s Museum
May 30, 2015 Exhibit Utilizes New Research to Create Distinct Dinosaur Environments
Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice is the first child-centered exhibit in the country dedicated to expanding the understanding on dinosaur habitat and range roars into Las Vegas at DISCOVERY Children’s Museum.
The exciting traveling exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on earth, allowing children and adults to explore dinosaur habitats to better understand how these mysterious animals lived.
Children will go face-to-face with the prehistoric world and meet dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. The exhibit, created for children ages 3 or older, will feature two distinct environments and a variety of activities. A Field Research Station allows children to step into the role of paleontologist by uncovering fossils with brushes and creating drawings of the dinosaur environment using fossil rubbings and tracings.
The steamy “Land of Fire” connects visitors with prehistoric home of the Triceratops and T-Rex. Children can circle the land in insect costumes and buzz through a volcano with oozing lava and work through a swampy bog and identify an ecosystem of animals and plants. No coats are needed for a trip across the “Land of Ice” where visitors meet two dinosaurs, a Troodon and Edmontosaurus, who made their homes in the cold climate of Alaska. Activities include: climbing rocky steps, breezing down an icy slide and hoping across stepping stones in an icy river.
Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice utilizes new research about climates in which dinosaurs were able to survive and thrive. The discovery of numerous species of dinosaurs in the Arctic is causing scientists to reconsider old theories about dinosaurs only living in tropical climates. It is now known that many dinosaurs, including Edmontosaurus and Troodon, lived in cold weather climates for at least part of the year. The exhibit runs through September 13, 2015 at Las Vegas’ “Best Museum” voted by the Review Journal’s Best Of readers poll.