Dinosaurs Coming to Des Moines

Dinosaurs Coming to Des Moines


Does your child love dinosaurs?  Then plan to check out the new “Ultimate Dinosaurs” exhibit at the Science Center of Iowa that opens Friday, October 10th.

“Ultimate Dinosaurs” will open on Friday, October 10, during SCI’s monthly $5 Family Night (5:00-8:00 p.m.)
and run through Sunday, April 12, 2015. The exhibition is included with SCI general admission, which is $11
for adults, $7 for children and $10 for seniors

Based on new, groundbreaking research from scientists around the world,Ultimate Dinosaurs reveals a new breed of dinosaurs that evolved in isolation in South America, Africa and Madagascar.  Ultimate Dinosaurs includes twelve fully-articulated dinosaur specimens from the Southern Hemisphere!

Prehistory meets the 21st century

In Ultimate Dinosaurs, prehistoric creatures from the other side of the world meet cutting-edge technology.

Augmented Reality: Ultimate Dinosaurs offers a new twist with augmented reality, which layers virtual experiences over real environments. Through iPads mounted on columns – similar to periscopes – visitors can layer “virtual “skins” over dinosaur skeletons to see what they may have looked like when they were alive.

Multi-user Interactive Game: iPad stations located throughout the exhibit give visitors the chance to digitally reassemble the continents long divided through the years. Win the game and reveal key information to understanding the effects of continental drift on dinosaur evolution.

Mobile App: With the help of a mobile app, visitors point their iPads or iPhones at markers, such as posters or rugs or even small stickers, to see an animated dinosaur appear to pop out of their phone. The animated dinosaur appears to walk around and roar at you!


Thomas Brogan

Thomas Brogan, a native of Des Moines, was the original founder of Des Moines Parent and is a father to an 8 & 10-year-old. In his free time, he likes to explore nature, try new local restaurants and enjoy life as best as he can. Check out more of Thomas at www.broganlist.com.

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