Chryolophosaurus in Exhibition.jpgThink you and your kids know dinosaurs? 

Well, get ready for the most amazing dinosaur exhibition in Canadian museum history!

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The ULTIMATE DINOSAUR: GIANTS FROM GONDWANA will be unveiled to the public with fascinating species that have been discovered in the southern hemisphere.  With equally strange names like Futalognkosaurus, Suchomimus, and Cryolophosaurus you will want to take the time and get to know them. These are some of the biggest, weirdest, and most adaptable dinosaurs ever discovered and will be shown to the Canada (and some in North America) for the first time. 
The exhibit features 17 full size skeletons casts of the dinosaurs as well as fossils and 

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massive murals that show what their natural habitat would have looked like. Using new ”Augmented Reality” technology, the public will be able to enhance their experience amongst the giants. iPad stations are placed at each dinosaur cast so you can scan different body parts and make the dinosaurs come to life. Other touch screen stations will also give more details and descriptives of the species. 

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In addition, there is a free APP available that you really should download on your device (iPhone, Android, or tablet) prior to attending the exhibit. Scan codes are placed throughout the exhibit that will offer additional excitement and information – for example, find out if you would be a juicy candidate for prey! YIKES!  
The APP carries through in public spaces outside of the ROM and you will be able to make bus shelter ads, sidewalk images that pertain to the exhibit will add even more fun!
Needless to say, this is like no other dinosaur exhibit you will have ever experienced! So add it to your “MUST SEE” list.
The ULTIMATE DINOSAURS: GIANTS FROM GONDWANA opens at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) on June 23, 2012 and runs until March 17, 2013.

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This is a time-limited exhibition and tickets can be purchased ahead of time at www.rom.on.ca/dinos
Check it out and tell me what you think is the strangest of the strange!
Mine? Probably the Majungasaurus according to the researchers, it is the largest predatory dinosaur that lived in Madagascar and roamed the earth near the end of the Cretaceous. this carnivorous theropod was a stoutly built predator with very small arms and a powerful bite. It measured up to 8 m (26 ft) long and weighed around 2000 kg (440 lbs). Palaeontologists have found bite marks from this animal on bones of the same species, suggesting that these dinosaurs were cannibals.
Jeepers.
  • Katya

    I’m going to take my guy to see this next week. He’s so excited! Thanks for the tip about downloading the iPhone app ahead of time too. Can’t wait so see this exhibit!

  • Tracey

    What a great-looking exhibit! I’d make a point of taking the kids if we get to Toronto, a famille, before it closes in March. Awesome!!

  • snikks

    My little dinosaur fanatic will not know what to do!!! Think I’ll have to do this sooner than later!! YIPPEE!!

  • Sonya

    I tell ya! My boys are not dinosaur fanatics but when we went for a sneak peak yesterday I couldn’t take them away! We were all amazed! I’m sure both you and Will will LOVE it! But try going off peak times. There’s so much to see and they encourage people to bring their mobile devices/tablets pre-loaded with the APP to save time. ENJOY!!!

  • Sara

    CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Will is going to lose his mind. I’m so pumped!

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