The dinosaurs are coming! The Natural History Museum’s jawdropping Dinosaur Encounter exhibition lands at Rheged this summer, until 3 September.
A four-metre high and seven-metre long Tyrannosaurus Rex will be welcoming visitors to the Rheged Centre, part of the venue’s latest heart-stopping exhibition, which invites intrepid explorers on a dinosaur safari to encounter the short-legged Ankylosaurus, Baryonyx and Ornithomimus.
The exhibition features state-of-the-art animatronics so that each dinosaur model moves realistically, as well as sound effects to transport you back millions of years. In all, 10 scary dinosaur models will be displayed, as well as a collection of replica skulls and claws. Visitors can study replicas of ancient fossils and marvel at the 3D printing technology which recreates ancient fossils scanned and shared from museums around the world.
As well as all this, Rheged’s own cinema screen (the size of six double-decker buses) will be showing the hit BBC Earth film Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.
The exhibition is open daily until 3 September from 9.15am to 5pm. Booking in advance is essential to ensure you don’t miss out. Tickets, which cost £6.50 for adults, £5 for children (under 16) can be booked online at www.rheged.com, or by calling the box office on 01768 868000. Children under two go free.