Groundbreaking Dinosaur Exhibit Opens at MDWFP’s Museum of Natural Science on May 20, 2017

JACKSON – The most complex and far-reaching exhibit of dinosaurs and their world ever created opens at MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science on May 20, 2017 and runs through December 30, 2017.

“Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous” is a fusion of state-of-the-art video game technology and traditional exhibits featuring full-size dinosaur bones, a paleontology field station, a Safari jeep, and more!

“Come explore some of the greatest mysteries of paleontology in a completely interactive way,” invites Charles Knight, Museum Director. What was a day in the life of a dinosaur like? How might they have lived? What can fossil evidence tell us about the way extinct animals lived their lives?

“Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous” is produced by Eureka Exhibits. The exhibit includes artificially intelligent and scientifically accurate dinosaurs with muscle, nervous, sensory, and digestive systems. A world-class advisory panel, including renowned paleontologists and interactivity experts, consulted on the exhibit’s production. Eureka Inquiry-Based Simulation Technology allows visitors to experience this lost world – singularly or as a group – with easy to use controls.

The exhibit is sponsored locally by: the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation, Gertrude C. Ford Foundation, Nissan, Regions Bank, The Chisholm Foundation, and other generous sponsors.

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