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Dinosaurs will stomp into Discovery Place Science

“Ultimate Dinosaurs” combines the Mesozoic Era with cutting-edge technology.

A dinosaur skeleton on a stand inside a dark museum.

“Ultimate Dinosaurs” features 16 dinosaur specimens from the Southern Hemisphere.

Photo provided by Discovery Place Science

“Welcome to Jurassic Park.” Well, sort of.

Discovery Place Science announced its newest exhibition, “Ultimate Dinosaurs.” This prehistoric collection will feature 16 fully-articulated dinosaur species, including T. Rex’s bigger cousin, the Giganotosuarus.

“‘Ultimate Dinosaurs’ isn’t your typical dinosaur exhibition,” said Heather Norton, Discovery Place’s Chief Science Officer. “Through augmented reality, history and science are brought to life to give guests a unique perspective on these rarely seen specimens.”

The exhibition will showcase dinosaurs native to South America following the separation of Pangea during the Mesozoic Era (250-65 million years ago).

Discovery Place Science visitors will participate in hands-on activities and use augmented reality to explore the physical characteristics of these prehistoric creatures.

“Ultimate Dinosaurs” opens Friday, June 21 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 8. The exhibition is included in general admission.

Pro tip: Visit the Accenture IMAX Dome Theatre to watch “T.REX.” It’s the Carolinas’ largest screen and one of 70 domed theaters in the world.

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