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Giant dinosaurs descend on Perth in bigger and better exhibition

Western Australians can get up close and personal with some of the giants of the Cretaceous period these school holidays.

The Western Australian Museum’s Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous exhibition features 23 moving, life-size animatronic models of the Cretaceous period.

Opening tomorrow at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, the exhibition features augmented reality experiences, a digital dinosaur track encounter, digital interactives and dedicated kids’ activities.

Some of the dinosaurs featured in the exhibition include the Tyrannosaurus rex, Spinosaurus, Carcharodontosaurus, Amargasaurus, Styracosaurus and Protoceratops.

There will also be an Australian connection with Australovenator, a meat-eating dinosaur with large claws, found in Australia during the mid-Cretaceous period.

Other activities include a lecture series focusing on a range of subjects including meteorites, ancient DNA and various extinct animals from Western Australia, plus the Cretaceous pop-up bar which will be held on selected Friday nights throughout the exhibition.

Dinosaur Discovery will run from September 20, 2017 to January 28, 2018. For bookings and more information, visit http://museum.wa.gov.au

Source: Government of Western Australia.