The dino era comes to life at the Science Centre Singapore
Are your little ones intrigued by all things related to dinosaurs? Then be sure to check out the ‘Titans of the Past’ travelling exhibition at the Science Centre Singapore!
You’ve watched movies where the long-extinct reptiles were the main stars, and read stories about dinosaurs to your inquisitive little ones at bedtime. Naturally, they then start asking a thousand and one questions about these prehistoric animals – including “do dinosaurs really exist?”
Instead of turning to Mr Google for an answer (and explanation), you may want to head down to the Science Centre Singapore to learn more about the pre-historic era through the Titans of the Past – Dinosaurs and Ice Age Mammals exhibition!
The pre-historic titans travel to Singapore – for the first time!
The Titans of the Past – Dinosaurs and Ice Age Mammals exhibition opened its doors to visitors at the Science Centre Singapore on 24 October 2013. Taking up a vast 3,000-square-metre area, the site features 2 international travelling dinosaur exhibitions that will transport you to the pre-historic era of dinosaurs and ice-age mammals.
The Growth and Behavior of Dinosaurs was co-produced by the Museum of the Rockies (MOR), USA Montana and Kokoro Co. Ltd., Japan; while Ice Age: The Exhibition was produced by Aurea Exhibitions, Argentina.
Real dino fossils and life-sized skulls
According to Dr Jack Horner, the MOR’s Curator of Palaeontology and technical advisor for the famed Jurassic Park movies, the Titans of the Past exhibition tells the story of a dinosaur’s life using real fossils and specimens. You’ll get a chance to come up-close to real dinosaur fossils – including the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex (T-Rex) skull ever found – and superb, very realistic animatronics figures of dinosaur species like Triceratops, Pachycephalosaurus and Hypacrosaurus!
This exhibition is also the first attempt in the world to explore the concept of ontogeny – the development of an animal through its life.
A glimpse of the ice age era
Remember the cute and bubbly animals from the Ice Age animated movies? At this exhibition, you’ll get to see the casts of the Ice Age mammals. Be sure to look out for the cast of Argentinosaurus, the largest Sauropod ever found at 36 metres long and 7 metres high; as well as Giganotosaurus, the largest terrestrial carnivore from the late Cretaceous period.
Ice Age: The Exhibition also features 10 animatronics animals from the hit blockbuster movies in scenes depicting their habitats. Do take time to go through the description panels to learn more about physical characteristics and diet of these animals. Find out about the various components that made up the earth’s surface and atmosphere, and see how the animals lived during that period.
See you there!
Be sure to head down with your kids to check out the Titans of the Past exhibition at the Singapore Science Centre – from now till 23 February 2014. Tickets start from $20 per adult and $16 per child (aged from 3-12 years old).
There will also be an extensive line-up of educational programmes for kids during the exhibition, including animated demonstration shows, talks and lectures by renowned palaeontologists, and fun, hands-on workshops on dinosaur forensics.
Are your kids interested in dinosaurs and animals from the pre-historic era? What got them interested in these titans of the past? Share with us in the comments below!
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