Winnipeg, Manitoba – January 9 2017: World’s Giant Dinosaurs, a never-before-seen exhibit, opens at the Manitoba Museum in the newly expanded Alloway Hall this May. Representing giant dinosaurs from around the globe, the exhibit offers visitors the opportunity to get up close and personal with recreations of some of the largest animals that ever lived, from the enormous in stature, but small-brained, plant-eating Mamenchisaurus to the fearsome, meat-eating Tyrannosaurus rex.
World’s Giant Dinosaurs includes fossils, casts, statues, robotics, videos and other media, as well as hands-on activities and a dino dig pit, illustrating the story of how dinosaurs evolved to such enormous sizes, and how they dominated life on land for well over 100 million years. More than twenty dramatically-lit dinosaur skeletons, life-like sculptures and active robots, some up to 18.25 meters (about 60 feet) in length and 7.5 meters (about 25 feet) in height, illustrate new scientific discoveries that allow us to learn much more about these amazing creatures. Questions like how these animals could grow to such enormous proportions – weighing more than 10 elephants and growing as long as three buses – are explored. Visitors will also learn about the relationship between dinosaurs and their closest living relatives, birds.
“We are so excited to offer up such a spectacular exhibit featuring gigantic dinosaurs from around the world,” said Claudette Leclerc, Manitoba Museum Executive Director & CEO. “The renewed Alloway Hall has never looked better and it’s a good thing we made the roof so high – or else we never would have been able to fit those giants into the exhibit space!”
Working with “Dino” Don Lessem, a consulting advisor on the Jurassic Park films, the Manitoba Museum is proud to present an exhibit, customized for this showing, and never seen before. The exhibit runs for a limited time only, from May 19 to September 4, 2017.