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'Red Dirt Dinos' closes March 23 at Science Museum Oklahoma

The 1,500-square-foot “Red Dirt Dinos” exhibit at Science Museum Oklahoma features three interactive robotic dinosaurs and a variety of hands-on components that help visitors explore Oklahoma’s dinosaurs.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: March 14, 2014
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Prehistoric creatures won’t be roaming much longer at Science Museum Oklahoma, 2100 NE 52.

“Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure,” an exhibit created exclusively for the Oklahoma Museum Network and funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, will close to the public March 23. The 1,500-square-foot exhibit features three interactive robotic dinosaurs and a variety of hands-on components that help visitors explore Oklahoma’s dinosaurs.

“Red Dirt Dinos“ features three dinosaurs: Acrocanthosaurus (“high-spined lizard”), the official dinosaur of the state of Oklahoma; Tenontosaurus (“sinew lizard”), the long-tailed herbivore; and its main predator, Deinonychus (“terrible claw”), whose grasping hands with large sickle-shape claws enabled it to hunt with switchblade precision.

The dinosaurs operate using an infrared technology found in current video gaming consoles, enabling the dinosaurs to not only react to exhibit visitors but also to other dinosaurs within the exhibit, creating a fully immersive experience.

The exhibit will make its next stop at Leonardo’s Children’s Museum in Enid.

Science Museum Oklahoma hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, go to www.sciencemuseumok.org or call 602-3760.