The Australian Museum has come up with a unique, interactive multimedia experience; Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family; an exhibition of over 10 life-sized dinosaur specimens including the latest acquisitions to this group, and one of the oldest of the lot, Guanlong wucaii. The exhibition starts on the 23rd of November, 2013 and runs until 27th of July 2014.
The exhibition will showcase an array of specimens including fossils and casts of tyrannosaurs plus the never before seen specimens collected from China. Tyrannosaurs – Meet the family has been designed in order to provide a glimpse into the lives of these mighty beasts of prey and how they became the most feared predators of the time by virtue of their massive skulls, bone crunching powerful jaws and razor sharp teeth.
A number of family activities have also been scheduled, some of them are –
- An Australian first immersive multimedia experience that will showcase highly detailed projections of dinosaurs running through the streets of Sydney
- This exhibition is also going to be the first of its kind that will showcase the revised tyrannosaur family tree
- Guanlong wucaii – a newly discovered feathered relative of Tyrannosaurus rex will be showcased
- Recent discoveries and scientific researches have confirmed the relation between dinosaurs and birds; this ground breaking information is going to be further elaborated at the exhibition
- An interesting exhibit will be an option to calculate and compare the relative strength of an individual with that of a mighty T. Rex via multi-touch technologies
- Option to grasp the scale of geological time and compare it with human evolution
Minister for Tourism, Major events and the Arts George Souris mentioned while speaking on the occasion that “The NSW Government, through our tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, is proud to support this key cultural event on the NSW Events Calendar. The Australian Museum is renowned for delivering high-quality exhibitions that inform, entertain and attract large audiences. Tyrannosaurs will further position the Australian Museum and New South Wales as the destination for internationally significant cultural experiences in Australia.”