A new exhibit, Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice has opened at the Children’s Museum & Science Center at the Imperial Centre, exploring the world of dinosaurs. Enter the exhibit and be transported back in time to learn about the age of the dinosaurs.
You’ll start your journey in the land of fire and then progress into the land of ice.
As you explore, you will see models and learn about several dinosaur species including the famous Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops. Each display has several facts about the dinosaurs including what their names mean, when they lived, their diet, and more.
The exhibit also contains more information about the period of the dinosaurs, like the climate, location, and ongoing research about dinosaurs.
The exhibit is very kid-friendly with several interactive elements. There are flashcards to look at different species and their eggs and plants from the period. Kids can also match dinosaurs with their claws and teeth.
They can explore what it would be like to walk on a bog and experience what it would be like to excavate fossils.
In addition, there are coloring pages and costumes to try on for added fun.
The exhibit strikes a balance between informational and interactive content, making it great for kids.
In addition to Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice, you can explore other exhibits including the Cummins Planetarium Shows Sea Monsters-A Prehistoric Adventure and Dinosaurs at Dusk-The Origins of Flight to learn about flying dinosaurs like Pterosaurs and how dinosaurs became extinct. The showtimes are limited, so be sure to plan your visit accordingly.
Admission also provides access to the space and animal exhibits. Tickets to the Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice exhibit are $6. Admission is free for Rocky Mount residents on Sundays. The exhibit is open through May 14