Really Big Dinos

A few weeks ago, a lone scientist calculated that civilization as we know it is a mere 15 or so years from implosion. Thanks to our earth-destroyin’ ways, the end is fairly nigh according to him. If that’s the case, it’s a pretty sad showing for humanity, who will have lasted only a few hundred thousand years. Yet the dinosaurs, which people are quick to point out had relatively tiny brains, managed to make things work for somewhere around 135 million years. The World’s Largest Dinosaurs exhibit at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N. Field St., takes a closer look at the most giant of these stubborn creatures, examining their massive physiology and the environment that sustained them for so long. Check out super-sized fossils, interactive excavation displays and a fleshed-out model of a 60-foot-long, 11-foot-tall Mamenchisaurus. The exhibit opens to the public on Sunday and is on view daily through September 1. Museum hours are from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon until 5 p.m. Sundays. Tickets to the exhibit include general admission and are $21 for adults and $15 for children under 12. Buy tickets in advance at
Sundays, 12-5 p.m.; Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: April 6. Continues through Sept. 1, 2014
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Jennifer Davis-Lamm

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