Ribbon Cutting Friday, May 19, at 10:30 a.m.
The Mesozoic Era will soon come to life at the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS). Expedition: Dinosaur, presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, will stomp into the Museum on Friday, May 19. The traveling exhibit will run from Friday, May 19, through Monday, September 4. An official ribbon cutting is scheduled for Friday, May 19, at 10:30 a.m., with Joseph P. Cox, president & CEO of MODS and Caitlin Stella, CEO of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, expected to be in attendance.
Expedition: Dinosaur combines life-size, lifelike animatronic dinosaurs, featuring realistic movements and sound. Engaging and educational interactive experiences explain dinosaur movement, digestion, and evolution, and showcase the life and methods of dinosaur fossil hunters from the 1800s to today. In addition to large animatronic dinosaurs, interactive highlights include a digital sandbox, paleontologist camp, and an interactive robot that allows visitors to manipulate dinosaur eggs!
The animatronic dinosaurs on display include Albertosaurus, Young Amargasaurus, Carnotaurus, Dilophosaurus, Iguanodon, Pachycephalosaurus, Velociraptor, Stegasaurus and Triceratops. Interactive activities will include Pangea Puzzle, 5-Finger Robot Egg Incubator, Dinosaur Egg Scanner, Interactive Fossil Viewing Boxes, Dinosaur Dig, Dino Operation Game and more.
“Our vision at MODS is to inspire visitors through innovative, experiential discovery,” said Cox. “Fascination with prehistoric life never goes extinct, and Expedition: Dinosaur provides the opportunity to explore and connect with these fossilized creatures from the past through today’s technology and modern Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) applications.”
“At Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, we believe that the ‘power of play’ is a healing force. We are committed to creating a warm and welcoming healing environment for children and families in our care. We are excited to continue to partner with MODS and utilize play to engage, educate and support the growth and development of children of all ages in our community. We share in that mission,” said Stella.
The exhibit is included with Museum admission and will be open to the public daily through Monday, September 4. For more information, please visit mods.org/expeditiondinosaur.