Wednesday, September 29, 2010

'Be the Dinosaur' at the Delaware Museum of Natural History

'Be the Dinosaur' at the Delaware Museum of Natural History
Scientifically accurate virtual reality exhibit opens Oct. 2




Imagine the world from a dinosaur's perspective at Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous, on view at the Delaware Museum of Natural History from Oct. 2, 2010 - Jan. 9, 2011. Designed with the assistance of world-renowned paleontologists, this hands-on exhibit brings dinosaurs to life through interactive digital simulation.

Visitors take the controls at one of the state-of-the-art "simulator pods" to experience prehistoric adventures depicted on-screen in high definition. Theories of dinosaur behavior are explored in an environment so detailed that digital winds carry virtual odors and photorealistic flora have their own nutritional values. Players find and communicate with others in their herd, cooperate in defense, use their "sense of smell" to find food, cool off in the waters of a jungle stream, and observe fish and insect life.

"This exhibit uses the same technology behind 'Finding Nemo' and other animated films," Executive Director Halsey Spruance said. "Only here, visitors are the stars of the show as virtual dinosaurs in an accurate prehistoric ecosystem."

Rock-formation stations present information key to succeeding in the game and amber pillars focus attention on specific aspects of the environment 65 million years ago. The Design-A-Saurus station allows imaginations to run wild as visitors select basic body structures, size, and stance for their own custom dinosaur. A dinosaur safari jeep lets young visitors visit the virtual Cretaceous on a guided tour of the same digital realm experienced in the simulator pods.

Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous is a traveling exhibit from Eureka Exhibits and is sponsored by DuPont.

WHAT: Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous - Imagine life as a dinosaur with realistic computer simulation at this interactive exhibit from Eureka Exhibits, sponsored by DuPont.

WHERE: Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807

DATES: Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 - Sunday, January 9, 2011

HOURS: Monday - Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 12 - 4:30 p.m.

ADMISSION: $7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 children (3-17), free for children 2 and younger.

MORE INFORMATION: Call 302-658-9111 or visit www.delmnh.org.

LOCATION: 4840 Kennett Pike Wilmington DE


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