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How do you combine Arts and Science (prehistoric) together? From 25th Jan to 27th Jul, ArtScience Museum aims to do that with Dinosaurs: Dawn to Extinction.
Earlier, we were brought back in time by renowned paleontologist and curator Dr Patricia Vickers-Rich (Dr Rich). She shared with the audience that dinosaurs are not only about T-Rex, there are so many smaller mammals which proved to be more important in terms of evolutions !
The huge wallpaper at the entrance throw the visitors (both kids and adults ) into perspective. Dinosaurs are Giant mean creatures which are always Hungry.
Dinosaurs: Dawn to Extinction aims to cover the era before dinosaurs all the way until their extinction. We got to know that this is first-of-its-kind exhibition combining four exhibitions from the renowned American Museum of Natural History, San Juan National Science Museum, SCI! Expo at Monash University and artist Peter Trusler.
The gallery has some impressive numbers :
- floor area – 3700 sq meters
- Over 400 fossils and models
- 50 original artworks
We are in ArtScience Museum.
If Dr Rich and her team of paleontologists are the “Science”, Peter Trusler will be the “Arts”. Accompanying the exhibits will be life-like and vivid portraits of dinosaurs in their prehistoric world.
Did you know Dinosaurs meant “Terrible lizards” in Latin?
During the late Triassic period, mammals start appearing. Being smaller means they are more agile and can hide easily.
There is even a section with the skies blanketed by Aurora. Catch the Aurora in video clip below.
Video Tour of Dinosaurs: Dawn to Extinction
Near the end of the Dinosaur’s rule, paleontologists are still trying to figure out whether a Meteorite (or some other factors) wiped out the Dinosaurs.
At the end of the exhibition, we ask ourselves.
- What are we learning from the ancient animals?
- What cause the dinosaur’s extinction? Can we humans prevent our own extinction?
- How can human beings protect our future?
At the children’s section, kids can participate in “shadow puppets”, or they can plan the dinosaurs’ demise in a Stop Motion Dinosaur Wipe-out film. 3D printout and Storytelling are also available.
Do take note children’s activities might need prior registration. Do pop by ArtScience Museum website for details.
More photos can be found on SengkangBabies fanpage.
Dinosaurs: Dawn to Extinction ticket pricing for residents :
- Adult – $20
- Child (2 to 12 years old) – $13
- Senior (>65 years old) – $18
Opening hours : Daily: 10:00am – 7:00pm
(including public holidays)
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ps.. We had visited Science Centre’s “Titans of the Past” too, but Daddy suspect kids will prefer the dinosaurs at ArtScience Museum. Soon, Singapore’s Natural History Museum will house three sauropods dinosaurs, with one of them 27m long !