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Dinosaurs Downtown Exhibit

Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 through Sunday, Apr 25, 2010

About the Exhibit
Dinosaurs are invading Downtown Mobile from January 16 - April 25! The Exploreum’s larger-than-life (literally), outdoor exhibit, Dinosaurs Downtown, is a thrilling, full-sensory experience into the world of dinosaurs! Get ready for these dinosaurs to move and roar, and watch out if they decide to spit! This exciting exhibit will feature ten animatronic dinosaurs that also offer a variety of educational opportunities including how robots work, how dinosaurs interact and how different species have varied eating and predatory habits. The exhibit also features a fossil dig, where younger children can dig in a sand pit for their very own “fossils.”

Tickets are now on sale. Click here to purchase and print your tickets at home. See this exhibit before it becomes extinct!

Admission Prices
Please click here to see our admission prices for Dinosaurs Downtown.

Featured Dinos
Tyrannosaurus Rex - Sponsored by Hargrove Engineers + Constructors
Dilophosaurus - Sponsored IberiaBank
Stegosaurus - Sponsored by Mobile Gas, A Sempra Company
Deinonychus Watcher (Indoors) - Sponsored by Mobile Gas, A Sempra Company
Brachiosaurus - Sponsored by Lowe's Home Improvement
Deinonychus Slasher - Sponsored by Jubilee Landscape Management, Inc.
Parasaurolophus and egg nest - Sponsored by Belgard Hardscapes
Sinopterus - Sponsored by Trane
Triceratops baby - Sponsored by Trane
Apatosaurus baby - Sponsored by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Tyrannosaurus Rex baby - Named "Mobi" by contest winner, Grace Gappy
Tupuxuara (Indoors)

Additional Features
T-rex photo opportunity (Sponsored by University Pediatric Dentistry) - Get your picture taken with the fiercest of dinos!
Fossil Dig – Young children will be able to excavate for their very own “fossils” in this sand pit!

Don't Miss the Dinosaurs Alive IMAX!
Dinosaurs Alive is a global adventure of discovery – featuring life-sized dinos for the giant IMAX ® screen. Audiences will journey with some of the world’s preeminent paleontologists as they set out on their excavations to uncover fossils. From the exotic, trackless expanses and sand dunes of Mongolia’s Gobi Desert to the dramatic sandstone buttes of New Mexico, the film will follow American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) paleontologists as they explore some of the greatest dinosaur finds in history. Through the magic of scientifically accurate computer-generated animation, these newly discovered creatures, and some familiar favorites, will come alive…in a big way! Click here for more information and show times.

Prehistoric Parties
These birthday parties are cooler than the Ice Age! Book a "Prehistoric Party" for your child from Jan. 16 - Apr. 25. The cost is $300 for non-members and $240 for members. All birthday party guests have the option of adding the Dinosaurs Downtown exhibit to their package for $2.50 per person. Call 251.208.6879 to check for available dates and more information.

Important Dinosaurs Downtown Policies
Once tickets are redeemed, refunds, exchanges and rain checks are not offered. Exploreum prices include sales tax. The Exploreum is a smoke-free facility. No outside food, beverages or coolers are allowed. Days and hours of operation are subject to change without notice. The Exploreum is not responsible for lost and stolen items. Children under the age of 12 must be chaperoned by an adult. Please, do not touch the dinosaurs! For your own safety, do not sit or stand on the ledges. No running in the courtyard.

Souvenir Gift Cards On Sale

You can purchase the Exhibits Only ticket, which gives the recipient the ability to visit the Exploreum's four permanent exhibits and Dinosaurs Downtown! Or you can go all out and purchase Combo tickets, which gives the recipient the ability to see the entire Exploreum, Dinosaurs Downtown and the all-new Dinosaurs Alive IMAX film in the Gulf Coast's only domed theater. Call 251.208.6879 to purchase these decorative gift cards before they go EXTINCT!

Exhibit Only Tickets
Adult - $14.00
Youth/Senior - $12.50
Child - $12.00

Combo Tickets (Includes admission to see Dinosaurs Alive IMAX film)
Adult - $18.00
Youth/Senior - $17.00
Child - $15.50

A $1 convenience fee will be added to all mail orders made via phone. Please allow 5-7 business days for delivery.

Groups & School Field Trips
Dinosaurs Downtown is already selling group tours and school field trips! Call 251.208.6880 today to see this larger-than-life exhibit!

Dinosaurs Downtown Sponsors

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