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ARIZONA SCIENCE CENTER TO HOST HERD OF
GIANT MYSTERIOUS DINOSAURS

                                                                                                                          
PHOENIX – On Sunday, Oct. 7, Arizona Science Center invites visitors to mingle with the Center’s newest guests, Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs. Visitors will be transported to the realm of strange, enormous, real-life monsters, replete with the sights, sounds, and smells of the Age of the Dinosaurs.

Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs features titanic sculptures and robots up to 70 feet long and 24 feet tall, including casts of the first skeleton of the world's largest meat-eating dinosaur and the longest-necked of all plant-eaters. Among the rare creatures are an Argentine giant with its bizarre long double spines, the unicorn-spiked duckbill from China, and the exotic and little-known Asian ancestors of horned, duckbilled and plate-backed behemoths.

Against backdrops of giant original murals is new evidence of how fast dinosaurs grew, how much they ate and many more details of the lives of creatures ten times the size of any animals ever to walk the Earth.

Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs is like stepping into prehistoric times,” said Chevy Humphrey, President and CEO of Arizona Science Center. “The exhibition provides the sights, vibrant colors and atmosphere of the day. The impressive and rare skeletons and animatronics are enthralling for visitors of all ages.”

Interactive activities within Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs include microscope stations for examining dinosaur bones, floor pads that produce dinosaur roars, an excavation site with implanted fossils, strength test to measure blood pressure, a dinosaur-weighing station, activity tables with fossil touching and drawing activities.

Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs is the world's largest touring collection of giant dinosaurs, which reveals startling new discoveries of how these stupendous creatures evolved and grew to be so large. The exhibition was created by dinosaur authority and Jurassic Park advisor, “Dino” Don Lessem from his own record-sized dinosaur collection, with advisor Dr. Martin Sander from the University of Bonn, upon whose new research the exhibition is based.

Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs will be open at Arizona Science Center between Oct. 7 and Jan. 21, 2013. Costs are as follows: $24 for adults, $20 for seniors (62+), $19 for children (ages 3-17) and $8 for Center members. The exhibition is presented locally by JPMorgan Chase.

About Arizona Science Center
The mission of Arizona Science Center is to inspire, educate and entertain people of all ages about science. The Center, located at 600 E. Washington Street in downtown Phoenix, features more than 300 hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations, the state-of-the-art Dorrance Planetarium and a five-story IMAX® theater. For more information, visit www.azscience.org or call 602-716-2000.

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