While many things change in this world, this one thing doesn’t: kids love dinosaurs! Since Bishop Museum first brought in a dinosaur exhibit in the late 1980s, dinosaurs have been one of our most popular attractions. Dinosaurs return again to our campus with Life Through Time: Dinosaurs and Ice-Age Mammals , an exhibit from Kokoro Exhibits that explores the worlds of both dinosaurs and ice-age mammals. Life Through Time runs from Saturday, April 27 through Sunday, September 15, 2013. Members get a chance to see it first with a preview on Friday, April 26.
The moving, roaring animatronic creatures on display include a T-Rex—you can’t do a dinosaur exhibit without a T-Rex! Life Through Time features an adult Tyrannosaurus Rex that is 10 feet tall and 20 feet long. Also featured is a 32-foot-long adult Apatosaurus (“Brontosaurus” type), side by side with a juvenile Apatosaurus that is 15 feet from nose to tail. Dinosaurs Return to Bishop Museum.
Duckbill dinosaurs are represented by a family of Maiasaura. Other creatures of the dinosaur era include the bullet-headed Pachycephalosaurus and an overhead Pteranodon with a 23-foot wingspan. Life Through Time also showcases some of the best-known creatures of the Ice Age, including a Wooly Mammoth, Saber Toothed Tigers, Giant Sloth, and the Baluchitherium, a creature more massive than the largest Mammoths. The exhibit also incorporates interactive stations such as a dinosaur dig and crayon rubbing stations.”