Be a Dinosaur at the Museum of Natural History and Science

Be a Dinosaur at the Museum of Natural History and Science

Be the Dinosaur

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is currently exhibiting and interactive video game experience called “Be the Dinosaur™” that allows walk in the shoes of a dinosaur in the Cretaceous period. The exhibit opened October 1, 2016.

There are six stations set up, which allow visitors to control a dinosaur as it searches the land for food and water and defends itself during attacks from other dinosaurs. An accompanying exhibit helps explain what a day in the life of a dinosaur was like.

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“Kids love Dinosaurs and this exhibit will allow them to see what it is like to actually be one,”says Margie Marino, the Museum of Natural History and Science Executive Director.

The “Be the Dinosaur™” experience is included in the cost of admission. As of October 2016, the cost of admission was $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for children.  The hours for the museum are 9-5 every day of the week but Tuesday. The museum is closed on Tuesdays. The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at 1801 Mountain Road NW.

In addition to the “Be the Dinosaur™” experience, guests will also have the opportunity to visit the Naturalist Center with live native animals, the Planetarium and DynaTheater (both cost additional fee).

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is a Division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. No information has been released on how long the temporary exhibit will be available.

Video showing example of the “Be the Dinosaur™” experience:

 

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