Face-to-Face Dino Welcome Party features prize giveaways, activities and more

Honolulu, HI – Bishop Museum is excited to reveal the results of its Name the Dino contest at the Face-to-Face Dino Welcome Party on June 13, 2015. The fun starts with the first 150 families receiving one box of limited edition Dinosaurs Unleashed Love’s Bakery Donettes, and continues throughout the morning with prize giveaways and activities including a drawing wall and dino-hat making. The main event features the first public appearance of the Museum’s life-like gorgosaurus: a realistic 15-foot long, full body costume that the museum’s trained staff will bring to life. The dinosaur’s official name will be revealed and the winner of the Name the Dino contest will be presented with the grand prize comprised of a special encounter, a Bishop Museum Patron level membership, and an array of dinosaur goodies.

The winner also received two tickets to the Hawai‘i Advanced Screening of Jurassic World on June 9. Furthermore, the welcome party marks the start of Bishop Museum’s Face-to-Face Encounter, where visitors will have the chance to get up close with the gorgosaurus to learn about dinosaur biology, anatomy, movement, and behavior. Our new friend will be accompanied by a “Bishop Museum dinosaur trainer,” who will answer questions about the dinosaur as the two walk throughout the exhibit. With complex internal mechanics and audio effects, the costume is extremely realistic, giving visitors a very convincing experience of a close-up dinosaur encounter and enhancing the overall experience of the Dinosaurs Unleashed exhibit. Beginning June 13, the Face-to-Face Encounter will take place on Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. until Sept. 6, 2015 and is included in the price of admission.

Face-to-Face Dino Welcome Party

Saturday, June 13, 2015 at
10:00 a.m. Welcome Party
10:30 a.m. Dinosaur Encounter (Actual length of encounter is 10 minutes)
Please arrive early as this encounter is first come first serve

Castle Memorial Building
Bishop Museum
1525 Bernice St.
Honolulu, HI 96817

Claudette Springer, Marketing and PR Manager (available for contest related interview questions)
Brad Evans, Director of Exhibits and Production (available for dinosaur costume related interview questions)

**Please contact Lance Aquino at (808) 398-0657 if you plan to cover the event.**