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They’re Back… Animatronic Dinosaurs Return to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

October 02, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (October 2, 2015) – Animatronic Dinosaurs have made their return to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.  The scaled versions of an Albertosaurus, a Triceratops and her baby along with a Pteradon will be on display in the Museum’s second floor exhibit space from October 3, 2015 through January 10, 2016.  The dinosaurs’ movements come to life with synchronized audio.  The exhibit is accompanied by an interactive dino dig box and a two dinosaur rub stations.  Visitors to the exhibit can also take a photo on the back of a Triceratops or pose in front of the full scale head of a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

“We are glad that the Museum is able to bring the animatronic dinosaurs back” said Gary Romero, Museum Interim Executive Director.  “Kids love them and it is fun watching them interact with the moving dinosaurs.”

The exhibit is included in the museum’s admission prices, which are $7.00 for adults, $6.00 for seniors, and $4.00 for children.  Along with the animatronic dinosaurs, visitors to the museum can explore several different geologic time periods of New Mexico and can also explore the stars in its Planetarium (additional cost for Planetarium shows).  Visitors can also see live native animals in the Naturalist Center, the museum’s hands-on educational room.  Large format movies can be seen every hour in the museum’s Lockheed Martin DynaTheater (additional cost for DynaTheater shows).

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is a Division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. The Department of Cultural Affairs is New Mexico’s cultural steward and is charged with preserving and showcasing the state’s cultural riches. With its eight museums, eight historic monuments, arts, archaeology, historic preservation and library programs, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs is the largest state cultural agency in the nation.


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