Dinosaurs in Motion exhibit coming to MOSI in Tampa

by Banks Lee

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Get ready to walk the dinosaur at Tampa’s Museum of Science & Industry as Dinosaurs in Motion begins a limited engagement starting Jan. 30.

Dinosaurs in Motion is the most interactive dinosaur exhibit to ever come to Tampa Bay. Using gears and levers, visitors take control of life-size, massive metal skeletons, including a 44-foot-long T-Rex. Inside each steel sculpture, visitors can watch the mechanical parts at work as the dinosaurs move, showing S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) principles in action.

Admission to Dinosaurs in Motion is free to MOSI members and included with a general admission ticket. In an experience available only at MOSI, on many days, visitors will be able to get up close as master artists repair and refine the sculptures in a “maker space” that is open to all visitors.

With the ability to manipulate dinosaurs with lever and pulley systems, as well as with remote controls, MOSI visitors will interact with dinosaurs on a scale that is unprecedented in a museum setting. Visitors also will be able to create their own art and science projects with hands-on activities at Innovation Stations.

Dinosaurs in Motion weaves science, art, and innovation themes throughout and touches on each of these educational topics at each sculpture. Art portions highlight sketching, drawing, and sculpting; science segments explore kinetics, biomechanics, and robotics; and innovation areas encourage observing and experimenting.

“It’s an awesome way to get everyone engaged in S.T.E.A.M. education, without ever feeling like they’re being ‘taught’ something! With Dinosaurs in Motion, you’re controlling the collision of science and art, and adding your own creativity to the mix,” said MOSI President and CEO Molly Demeulenaere.

“We are excited to partner with MOSI to present these incredible works of art in a tactile way that really speaks to the most important educational topics in our culture,” said Tom Zaller, CEO and President of Imagine Exhibitions. “Dinosaurs in Motion is the most unique dinosaur exhibition touring right now. No other exhibition using the dinosaur brand offers this level of interactivity in the areas of S.T.E.A.M.”

Following a MOSI member preview event on Jan. 29, Dinosaurs in Motion will be open to the public daily from Jan. 30 through May 8, 2016. Tickets are available at MOSI.org.


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