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Jurassic good time

Did you know some dinosaurs had feathers?

Have you ever wondered just how big the head of Tyrannosaurus Rex really is?

Jurassic fans can find out for themselves at the Okanagan Science Centre.

Dinosaurs Unearthed opens Saturday at the Polson Park centre and will feature numerous dinosaur exhibits and activities.

The exhibition questions what people think they know about dinosaurs and shows prehistoric creatures in a new way.

It will show a life-sized juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex sporting a coat of heat-regulating feathers, a Sinosauropteryx – the first feathered theropod ever discovered – and give the inside scoop on the ancestors of Triceratops.

“This exhibition brings key new discoveries to the forefront, and shows guests how fossil discoveries translate into conclusions about dinosaur appearance and behavior. New discoveries are happening every day, so it’s a fascinating time to introduce kids to paleontology,” said Jim Swingle, the science centre's executive director.

The display, that runs from Mar. 4 to Aug. 31, will also have fossils from China and North America, including skulls, eggs, claws, teeth and a giant forelimb and scapula, plus a full-scale Gasosaurus skeleton.



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