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A pterosaur exhibit is coming to the Frost Science Museum in Miami

The dinosaurs arrive in Miami, about 66 million years or so after leaving the planet.

And these suckers have wings.

On Saturday, the Frost Museum of Science will host its latest special exhibit titled “Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs.”

Yes, pterosaurs didn’t just roam the earth, they flew and ruled the skies.

Paleontologists do not refer to these scaly beasts as dinosaurs but as reptiles; either way, we wouldn’t want to see them in the flesh in a time machine.

“Not dinosaurs. Not birds. Simply amazing,” reads their description on Frost’s website. “They flew with their fingers. They walked on their wings. Some were gigantic, while others could fit in the palm of one hand.

The show, organized by the American Museum of Natural History in New York and put together through fossil finds, includes life-size models, a virtual flight lab and other exhibits that teach you about the mechanics of these Incredibly scary prehistoric creatures.

One of the highlights is an interactive motion-sensor-based display that lets you use your body to ‘steer’ two species of pterosaurs through virtual ‘Jurassic Park’-like landscapes, such as forests, oceans and a volcano.

Know before you go: Face coverings are mandatory and enforced in all indoor spaces for all guests, ages 2 and older, including those who have received a COVID vaccine, the property says. “Customers who do not properly wear an appropriate face covering will be asked to leave.”

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

What: Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs

Or: 1101 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami. Inside the Hsiao Family Special Exhibition Gallery on the first floor.

Tickets/info: Adults. $29.95; children 3 to 11, $21.95. www.frostscience.org. Until September 6.

This story was originally published May 13, 2021 11:08 a.m.

Renowned real-time news reporter Madeleine Marr has worked for the Miami Herald since 2003. She has covered topics such as travel, fashion and food. In 2007, she helped launch the newspaper’s daily People page, attending red carpet events, award ceremonies and press junkets; interview some of the biggest names in show business; and host his own online show. She is from New York and has two daughters.