Feb 6, 2012

Dinosaurs - Live! Exhibition

Just when di-di  & I thought that we were going to see the Dinosaurs stomp off Singapore's shores before we visit them, we found ourselves face to face with some of the fiercest prehistoric creatures - complete with gnarly teeth.

The Dinosaurs - Live! Exhibition at the Science Centre Singapore Annexe concludes in less than 3 weeks, so we were pretty relieved that we got a chance to catch the close to 50 life-sized animatronic ancient beasts that once ruled our Earth.

Seeing how these dinosaurs are all nestled comfortably in their recreated habitats in the exhibition, I was wondering if the temperature was any indication, then it must have been real cool (in the literal sense) to be a dinosaur back then. Because the air-conditioning was really cold!

They must have not seen the sun a lot too, because the entire exhibition was cloaked with dim lighting... making the dinosaurs more sinster-looking.

We look pretty cool in blue too, eh?

That's the Spinosaurus (meaning “spine lizard”) by the way, and they may be the largest of all known carnivorous dinosaurs. Even larger than Tyrannosaurus and Giganotosaurus!

As we navigated our way through the exhibition terrain, di-di & I noticed various checkpoints alongside some exhibitions with ink stampers. We then realised we could purchase a Dino Exhibition Trail booklet for $3 from the Dino Store at the Annexe Lobby which would guide us and allow us to collect stamps along the exhibition.

Daddy & Mummy were too lazy to trek out again, so we just had to make do with some blank pieces of paper. No matter, since I was on the lookout for my fave Dino!

Finally, I saw it.

Towering over us and swashed in glowing red light, was the Rexy family.

Mei-mei was knocked out cold from their thunderous roars, while I... yes, I admit... was a little afraid that it would suddenly come to life and chomp my head off.

Thankfully, we moved on to some plant-loving dinosaurs next. Heh.

It was actually rather interesting to be able to get a feel how huge these dinosaurs actually are, and also a sense of how small we really felt when we stood beneath them... especially under the diplodocus (above) and omeisaurus (below) dinosaurs.

And when we got tired from reading off the dinosaurs' information from the boards, there was the welcome distraction of some handicraft activity for us kids.

We said hello to a couple more dinosaurs as we continued to roam after we had put out hands to good use. And this time, it was di-di's turn to search for his fave dinosaur.

Yup, the Triceratops! The three-horned beast that di-di loves.

A close second would be the Stegosaurus me think. The armour-like plates look cool on its back, but not the walnut-sized brain though. Hee.

And as we approached the exit, a huge looming shadow had me cowering in fear.

Haha... it was yet another T-Rex, but luckily it was all bones and no bite.

There's a sand pit right beside the T-Rex skeleton replica, which gave us kids the opportunity to uncover 'fossils' with rakes and spades. All these right under the watchful eye (socket) of another skeleton replica - the Triceratops.

Be quick if you want to catch them live, for they will vanish after 26 February 2012!

Useful Information:

Venue: Annexe, Science Centre
Dates:  Now to 26 Feb 2012
Time: 10am - 6pm daily
Admission Charges: Click here
For more information: http://www.science.edu.sg/exhibitions/Pages/dinolive.aspx

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