Dinosaurs Unearthed at Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Reviewby EJ on 07/07/16
Keeping in tune with our Summer of Science adventures here at Four Little Monsters, we headed out to The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University last week to check out the visiting exhibit, Dinosaurs Unearthed. Back by popular demand, Dinosaurs Unearthed features over a dozen roaring, moving, life-like animatronic dinosaurs as well as skeletons, fossil casts, claws, horns, and teeth specimens.
Our monsters immediately took to the interactive parts of the Dinosaurs Unearthed and got to playing around with the buttons and controls that made the dinosaurs move their heads, arms and tails. We
had to pry our youngest guy off of the controls, he was having so much fun. Other interactive features of Dinosaurs Unearthed included touch-screen quizzes, a human-to-dinosaur scale, a Parasauralophus call generator and more. The dinosaurs' appearance was in keeping with the latest scientific information, right down to the feathers on the T-Rex. They even had a huge sign that explained fact and fiction regarding the Velociraptor made famous by the Jurassic Park movies.
Believe it or not, all of the animatronic dinosaurs inside the museum are "juveniles". The adult dinosaurs couldn't fit in the building so if you come in or leave through the front entrance, you'll be greeted by these seriously large adult counterparts outside.
Once we finished exploring the exhibit, our beloved Dinosaur Hall and the museum's excellent collection of dioramas that date from the 30s, 40 and 50s, we headed to the uppermost floor to let the kids play in Outside In, a super kid-friendly learning and play environment with live animals, an eagle's nest, a play forest, a play seashore and pond. A cozy seating area awaited us parents but we couldn't stop exploring either. We met the museum's very own Hedgehog, African Leopard Tortoise, various turtles and sliders, an entire working Honey Bee hive and various bugs and beetles.
Dinosaurs Unearthed is on display now through January 16th, 2017 at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. The exhibit requires a separate admission fee from regular admission:
- $7 for Non-members
- $4 for Individual, Family and Family Plus Members
- FREE for Partners' Club Members and Above
Disclaimer: Four Little Monsters Blog received admission to Dinosaurs Unearthed in exchange for review and promotion. All opinions belong to the blogger.