New 'Larger Than Life' Dinosaur Display at the San Jose Children's Museum

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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Mundosaurio is the name of the new hall that opened on Wednesday at the Children’s Museum. This room is one of the largest in the place and the new attraction features, among other things, are three dinosaurs that are up to 10 meters high and allow children and the general public to learn more about the species with technological and interactive elements.

    The creation of this room had been brewing for two years and involved an investment of 80 million colones. This large space of 330 square meters will be home to three animatronic dinosaurs of the Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus Rex and Stegosaurus species, who are part of the only permanent exhibition in the country.

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    According to Cristina Briceño, Head of the Department of Museology, the idea is to attract visitors to interact and learn more about the extinct species: “One of the objectives of the Children’s Museum is to awaken our visitors the interest in science and technology. One of the ways to awaken this interest and curiosity, is using interesting technological elements, with educational content.”

    This new permanent space has 15 interactive enabled devices throughout the room. Among the attractions is an application of augmented reality to show visitors the structures that used dinosaurs as mechanisms of defense and attack.

    In addition, the hall of “Castle of Dreams” also features replicas of fossils of various dinosaurs, so that visitors can observe femur bones, jaws, vertebrae, prints, skulls, teeth, eggs, and even barbed clutches of the species that populated the earth 245 million years ago and disappeared 65 million years ago. These replicas come from different places like the United States, Argentina and Mongolia.

    The animatronics represent three of the most popular and most liked by children dinosaurs. The Triceratops resembled the rhinoceros and its body could reach up to 1.2 meters length; Tyrannosaurus Rex was the one of the largest carnivorous predators that had an estimated weight of between 6 to 18 tons; meanwhile, the Stegosaurus is one of the most recognizable dinosaurs due to its characteristics in the tail, spines and armor.

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

    San Jose, Costa Rica

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