DINOSAURS IN BRIGHTON!!


In a rare collaboration, the Natural History Museum and Churchill Square shopping centre have set up an amazing exhibition of 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!

The exhibition will be on until 4th September 2011.

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