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05.16.2011 / Dinosaurs: Dawn of the Ice Age is coming to The Omaha Childrens Museum

Stomping and roaring robotic dinosaurs and Ice Age mammals are invading Omaha Childrens Museum this summer as the museum celebrates its 35th anniversary. The new exhibit Dinosaurs: Dawn of the Ice Age opens May 28th.

"Kids can climb, bike, camp and hike in the biggest backyard under one roof!"

Massive, lifelike dinosaurs will be on display ranging from the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex to the gentle Apatosaurus, mother and baby. The Ice Age will come to life with animals that have never been seen at the museum before as guests meet mighty mammals that ruled the Earth after the dinosaurs - Smilodon, Baluchitherium and Woolly Mammoth. Visitors will learn about each of the giant creatures, including interesting facts about Woolly Mammoth, which is Nebraska’s state fossil.

Created by the California-based Kokoro company, which pioneered the first robotic dinosaurs, Dinosaurs: Dawn of the Ice Age features 15 carefully fabricated replicas sculpted with lifelike, pliable outer skin stretched over sophisticated mechanical skeletons capable of both sweeping and incredibly detailed movement. Guests will see twitching ears, lifting heads and tails, wrinkled nostrils, blinking eyes. And, of course, there will be massive roars.

Admission to the exhibit will be $2 in addition to regular museum admission. Museum members are free. For more information visit their web site at:

Have you been to any exhibits at The Omaha Children’s Museum recently?  Or, are you planning to visit the Children’s Museum? If so let us know what you think. Post a comment now!

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