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26th May 2010
The T.rex – the Killer Question exhibition will open on Sunday May 30th
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery has had to delay the opening of our blockbuster dinosaur show T.rex – the Killer Question, by one day as the creatures went walkabout on their way to the city.
But visitors need not fear, the beasts were not stolen, but merely delayed en-route from Saudi Arabia, meaning the show will now open on Sunday 30 May. Dinosaurs clearly have no sense of time! What is 24 hours when you are 61 million years old?
Rita McLean, Head of Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, said:
“Delays such as this are very rare, however staff at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery will be working tirelessly to ensure that the exhibition opens on Sunday 30 May.”
“Visitors who have booked for the opening day have already been contacted and offered alternative dates.”
T. rex – the Killer Question brings together giant moving animatronic dinosaurs, life size skeleton casts and real fossils that show the size and power of the T.rex and ask visitors to join the scientific debate as to whether the legendary dinosaur was really a killer, a scavenger or even both.
The Tyrannosaurus (Greek for 'tyrant lizard'), rex (Latin for ‘king’), lived over 65 million years ago and was one of the largest meat eating dinosaurs that ever lived. As tall as a lorry and longer than a double-decker bus the T.rex was similar in weight to an African elephant. Although the longest T.rex tooth ever found was 30 centimetres long, the question still remains as to whether it chased and killed its prey or ate the remains of dead dinosaurs.
There will also be a programme of drop-in children’s workshops taking place during half term, and the summer holidays as well as family activities on several Saturdays throughout the summer.
For further information and to book tickets online visit the event page or telephone 0121 303 1966. Tickets: £5.00, Adults, £4.00 concessions, Income support/unwaged £2.00, Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £15.
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