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Media Preview Dinosaurs Unearthed

September 10, 2013

Media Advisory

Media Preview for East Coast Debut of Dinosaurs Unearthed Exhibit, Thursday, Oct. 10


Members of the media are invited to preview the new Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibit featuring lifelike animatronic dinosaurs at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University before it opens to the public. It opens to the public for its East Coast debut on Saturday, Oct. 12.


Dinosaurs Unearthed is a temporary exhibit of roaring, thrashing, life-size dinosaurs and the awe-inspiring stories of prehistoric earth. State-of-the-art and based on the latest scientific evidence—down to the protofeathers on the juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex—the exhibit features 13 full-size animatronic dinosaurs in dynamic naturalistic settings. They swat their long tails, swing their bulging necks and stretch their jaws wide to reveal rows of daggerlike teeth.

A 40-foot-long animatronic T. rex will be set up on the sidewalk outside the Academy’s front door on Ben Franklin Parkway for the length of the exhibit.

Full-size Jurassic Period skeletons, a comprehensive collection of real fossils and fossil casts, hands-on activities, and compelling stories about dinosaur behavior and appearance combine for an engaging experience for visitors of all ages. The exhibit, created by Dinosaurs Unearthed, closes March 30.


The media preview is from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 10. Refreshments.

Academy Vice President for Collections Dr. Ted Daeschler, who is a paleontologist, will open the preview with give brief remarks. Academy educators will have a touch cart of fossils to demonstrate enhancements to the visitor experience.


The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia


RSVP to Carolyn Belardo, or 215-299-1043.


For more information, see the full press release and an online exhibit trailer. ###

Media Contact

Carolyn Belardo

Director of Public Relations
Phone: 215.299.1043