Good tidings and well-wishes!
(In case anybody’s wondering, the title of this post is a tribute to a song of the same name from the musical Hairspray…they don’t call me ‘theatrical’ for nothing.)
Recently, Dan Wiznitzer of the Maryland Science Center has informed me that the acclaimed Chinasaurus: Dinosaur Dynasty exhibit has arrived at his museum and will remain there until September 7th. According to his e-mail,
“Chinasaurs features more than 20 full-sized dinosaur fossils unfamiliar to western audiences, including the ferocious, 27-foot-long Szechuanosaurus and the 70-foot-long herbivorous Mamenchasaurus. The exhibit also includes seven animatronic dinosaurs that make what scientists theorize are authentic roars, grunts and growls.”
Below is an “official” video which previews the exhibit. Though the narrator’s ‘facts’ are often speculative (eg: there’s no evidence that Velociraptor was an egg theif, and the notion that they were obligate pack-hunters isn’t as well supported by the evidence as most people think), the footage is worth watching for the impressive displays:
Unfortunately, I won’t be anywhere near the greater Baltimore area to see this, but it sounds like a very worth-while stop for anyone who will be.
May the fossil record continue to enchant us all!
UPDATE: I’ll be visiting New York City next week with my family, so this blog will be fairly quiet for a few days. Sadly, this will force me to postpone my next ‘Wednesday Wonders’ installment until later in the week