|July 1, 2011||to||September 4, 2011|
In a rare external collaboration, the Natural History Museum is set to team up with Brighton’s leading retail destination, Churchill Square in an awe-inspiring new exhibition.
Visit Churchill Square – if you dare – and find yourself transported back to prehistoric times, surrounded by life-sized, moving dinosaurs!
Among the huge beasts will be carnivores including the terrifying T-Rex, the ‘tyrant lizard’ and king of the dinosaurs!
Alongside the giant T-Rex is fellow Cretaceous-dweller and carnivore, the Baryonyx, a 28ft-long dinosaur with huge claws and finely serrated teeth!
Slightly more mild-mannered in comparison, what the Oviraptor lacked in ferocity it certainly made up for in speed! Just six foot long, the bird-like dinosaur from the Cretaceous period falls into the theropod category alongside the lithe-limbed Ornithomimus, both of which can be seen at the exhibition.
Possibly the most recognisable of the dinosaurs at Churchill Square this summer, and often preyed upon by the petrifying T-Rex, is the Triceratops, which lived around 65-68million years ago. A herbivorous ceratopsid dinosaur, the Triceratops was quadrupedal – meaning it stood on four legs – essential for it to bear the weight of its enormous head! Also within this category and completing the exhibition is the armour-plated Ankylosaurus, an impressive herbivore with knobs and plates of bone embedded into its skin to protect against large, carnivorous prey!
Visitors to Churchill Square are invited to roam among the dinosaurs, discovering exciting facts about the prehistoric creatures through additional exhibits placed around the Centre, including touch and feel boxes and even a real T-Rex skull!
Maren Krumdieck, part of the Touring Exhibitions team at the Natural History Museum explains: “Dinosaur Encounter is the Natural History Museum’s touring dinosaur exhibition with the biggest variety of dinosaur species. The models move and look scarily life like as the scientists who work at the Natural History Museum have fed into their development. The highlight of the exhibition is the Tyrannosaurus rex which is over six metres long and over 4 metres tall and will impress especially the children amongst the visitors!”
Churchill Square Marketing Coordinator, Tara Phillips adds: “Teaming up with The Natural History Museum is a huge coop for Churchill Square. The exhibition promises to be a truly lifelike experience which aims to transport people back to a time when dinosaurs ruled the land!”
The free Dinosaur Encounter exhibition runs from 1st July to 4th September 2011 at Churchill Square Shopping Centre.
www.churchillsquare.com • 01273 327428.