Dinosaurs are such mysteries creatures, because no human has actually seen or experienced one. That is until now. The traveling exhibit, "Be the Dinosaur Life in the Cretaceous" at Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center is changing that.
The exhibit is open to the public through January 5, 2011. It utilizes proprietary simulation software to allow visitors to “become” dinosaurs in an accurately rendered and fully interactive Cretaceous world. Simulation pods are networked together, creating a social free play experience that offers hands-on exploration of the ways in which dinosaurs may have related to one another and to their environments.
“People of all ages are really getting into this exhibit,” said Sci-Port’s Marketing Manager Karen Wissing. “If you like the virtual world, you’ll love this.”
Inquiry-based learning experiences abound in this exhibit, which provides information throughout about dinosaurs’ defense mechanisms, the types of food they eat, and how they utilize their senses. Visitors can then use this information to customize their own dinosaur simulator pod adventures.
Because Sci-Port is such an experiential science center, visitors can design their own dinosaur and excavate fossils to take home as souvenirs. Click here to see a video about the Be the Dinosaur Life in the Cretaceous exhibit.
Sci-Port exists to provide a fun, educational environment for people of all ages to explore and actively engage in the world of mathematics, science and technology. It has more than 290 exhibits, 70 plus interactive programs and demonstrations, and Louisiana’s only IMAX Domed Theater. The new Counter Culture offers the popular “Humphrey”, a scrumptious yogurt dessert and other snack items.
The center is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. For more information call (318) 424-3466 or visit them online at www.sciport.org.