published Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Dinosaurs in Chattanooga (with video)

Jocelyn Bell and her grandson William Nelson look at an exhibit of animatronic dinosaurs at Discover the Dinosaurs, a hands-on learning exhibit about pre-historic life, at the Chattanooga Convention and Trade Center Friday afternoon.
Jocelyn Bell and her grandson William Nelson look at an exhibit of animatronic dinosaurs at Discover the Dinosaurs, a hands-on learning exhibit about pre-historic life, at the Chattanooga Convention and Trade Center Friday afternoon.
Photo by Allison Love.
Discover the Dinosaurs comes to Chattanooga
Discover the Dinosaurs, an interactive exhibit that brings the 65-million-year-old creatures to life, is on display at the Chattanooga Convention Center. The show continues from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

This weekend, more than 60 replicas of prehistoric life forms -- from apatosaurus to tyrannosaurus Rex -- are visiting the Chattanooga Convention Center. Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $16 ages 12 and older and $11 children 2-11 and seniors 65 and older. There are additional charges for some activities.

For more information, call 756-0001 or visit www.discoverthedinosaurs.com.

Called Discover the Dinosaurs, the three-day traveling show features an array of museum-quality and animatronic dinosaurs that invite hands-on exploration. About a dozen dinosaurs in the exhibit come to life with sound and movement. These displays are anatomically proportioned to reflect paleontologists' documented findings. Some activities, such as a dino dig and scavenger hunt, are included in the ticket price. Others, such as triceratops and T-rex rides, inflatables, gem and fossil panning and mini golf, require separate tickets.

Average price for the additional attractions is $5 or less.

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