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Age of the Dinosaur

Location: Life Science Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne
Age of the Dinosaur
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Age of the Dinosaur is Life’s latest exhibition which comes from the Natural History Museum in London.

Prepare to be transported back in time more than 65 million years to a Jurassic forest and Cretaceous desert, home to some weird, wonderful and now extinct plants and animals including dinosaurs like Tarbosaurus, the scary cousin of T.rex.

See stunning animatronic dinosaurs and other animals, real fossils and dinosaur bones, all set in ultra-realistic habitats with intriguing sounds - and smells!

As you enter the exhibition, you'll see the whole of history on a large-scale timeline from the Triassic period to the present day, before exploring Jurassic specimens that reveal the climate, biodiversity and geography of this era.

An atmospheric underwater area depicts ocean life from this period as animals, fish and ammonites swim past, and you can see specimens from the deep close up.

At the Cretaceous watering hole, strange sounds fill the air and accurate recreations of trees, plants, animals and insects complete the sensory experience. Suddenly, there’s a dramatic stand-off between a Protoceratops and a Velociraptor. And what’s that roaring in the distance...?

In a special discovery area, you can turn detective and learn how our planet looked in the days of the dinosaurs by interacting with exhibits and handling real specimens.

In the final part of the exhibition, learn about the extinction of the dinosaurs, travel forwards in time to the present day, and imagine what the world will be like in 65 million years. What kind of animals will roam the Earth then?

Please note: as the exhibition contains life-like animatronic dinosaurs, very young children might find it scary.