'Dinosaurs Unearthed' Children's Museum Exhibit Features Lifelike, Animatronic Displays

Updated: 05/02/2014 3:32 PM
Created: 05/02/2014 6:00 PM

One of the biggest exhibits ever to be featured at the Duluth Children's Museum opens to the public Saturday morning.

Staff started moving in displays for the Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibit early this week, and on Friday they were putting on the finishing touches ahead of a VIP sneak peek event.

The exhibit is unlike most museum displays. Four of the dinosaurs are animatronic, and start to move and growl when you walk by. Visitors are "going to hear the lifelike sounds it's going to put them into the dinosaur era more than a quiet museum," said museum employee Clayton Zervas.

Some of the dinosaurs even have feathers. Zervas told us they weren't for flying, but rather for warmth.

At this dinosaur exhibit, you'll learn about a discovery the museum said led paleontologists to believe that dinosaurs are the ancestors of modern birds.

Dinosaurs Unearthed opens to the public on Saturday, May 3, at 9 a.m.

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