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Dinosaur Exhibit Opens at Mid-America Science Museum

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – According to a press release, the Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs has announced plans to feature a new, fully interactive exhibit titled “Expedition Dinosaur: Rise of the Mammals” starting May 28 and continuing through May 28. to August 20 of this year.

The exhibit features large-scale animatronic dinosaurs along with interactive showcases and displays. The exhibit company, Stage Nine Exhibits, engaged renowned paleontologist Thomas Williamson to consult and brief the exhibit.

“This new exhibit celebrates and explores the fascinating world of dinosaurs at their peak and the catastrophic event that may have caused their extinction, while giving rise to our own species,” said Diane LaFollette, Executive Director of the Museum. “Think of it as a cross between the excitement of Jurassic Park and the adventure of Indiana Jones. We know visitors of all ages will love it,” she added.

Expedition Dinosaur: Rise of the Mammals will present several special exhibitions:

  • Dinosaur Fossil Hunter Jeep Truck and Tools
  • Interactive station for drawing and animating dinosaurs
  • 10 animatronic dinosaurs and mammals
  • Full Size T-Rex Skull Replica
  • Interactive geology with sand game in augmented reality
  • Photo session with a large dinosaur mouth
  • Event Day Comet Puzzle
  • Fossil scanning video station with interactive display
  • A dinosaur fossil dig

The exhibition is included in general admission to the Museum. Adults are $12, children 3-12: $10, and seniors 65 and older, teachers and military: $11. The opening hours of the museum are Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, visit or call (501) 767-3461. The museum is following CDC guidelines for masks and social distancing. The museum is located at 500 Mid America Blvd. in Hot Springs.