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Dinosaurs | The Edge of Extinction Next up for Families at THEMUSEUM

New, interactive exhibition explores how Triceratops and Tyrannosaurs Rex lived during the Cretaceous Period

Kitchener, ON – Beginning on March 7 THEMUSEUM will welcome two new prehistoric visitors – Triceratops and Tyrannosaurs Rex – who will star in a new exhibition called Dinosaurs | The Edge of Extinction. This family experience is highly interactive and showcases two of the Cretaceous Period’s most well-known creatures, who lived until the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction.

Guests will be able to experience the world as it was millions of years ago. Interactive information will be displayed exploring the world of the last dinosaurs, and include information on prehistoric environmental conditions, dinosaur diets, and include touchable fossils.

“We are very excited to let dinosaurs take over THEMUSEUM,” said David Marskell, CEO of THEMUSEUM. “Dinosaurs are a brand onto themselves and this exhibition – coincident with the summer launch of Jurassic World – will definitely awe, inspire and enlighten in new and imaginative ways.”

With over a century of research presented, visitors learn that while Triceratops and Tyrannosaurs Rex could have battled each other, they also relied on each other for survival.

The University of Waterloo’s Earth Sciences Museum will also be featured as they have loaned a number of actual dinosaur eggs and other fossils, and will be involved in combo-field trips for students.

THEMUSEUM’s Teacher in Residence has designed curriculum-based educational programs that will teach students the similarities and differences that humans share with dinosaurs, as well as interactive games and fossil exploration. These various programs will be available for students from Grades 2 to 6.

The Programming Department will also be introducing “Live Dinosaur” shows on weekends in the spring, and then on a daily basis throughout the summer.

Dinosaurs | The Edge of Extinction will open on March 7, and run through Thanksgiving, 2015. Information, as well as tickets, are online at www.THEMUSEUM.ca

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