Exhibit to Open March 5-September 5, 2011

 HONOLULU —Dinosaurs Unearthed: Feathered Discoveries, a multi-sensory, interactive exhibit, is stomping into Honolulu from Mar. 5 to Sept. 5, 2011 at the Bishop Museum. The entertaining and educational exhibit features more than a dozen full-sized moving and roaring animatronic dinosaurs. Three of the largest dinosaurs, a 12-foot tall Triceratops, 27-foot tall Tyrannosaurus Rex, and 55-foot long Apatosaurus (the type of dinosaur once mistakenly called “Brontosaurus”) will greet visitors outside on the museum’s campus.

Dinosaurs Unearthed: Feathered Discoveries explores the latest paleontological findings from China, which have provided more evidence that dinosaurs are linked to modern-day birds. The exhibit returns to Bishop Museum with some of the most popular features of the 2009 show, such as the giant outdoor Tyrannosaurus Rex, and introduces many new elements including 14 animatronic dinosaurs, six of which are feathered. The exhibit, produced by the same company that provided Bishop Museum’s last hit dinosaur exhibit in fall 2009, also includes three articulated life-size skeleton displays and 23 fossil replicas from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods.

“We are extremely excited to bring this dynamic exhibit to Bishop Museum,” said Timothy Johns, president and CEO of the Bishop Museum. “Parents and children alike will enjoy learning about the recent discoveries in paleontology with this engaging exhibit that has been drawing record-breaking crowds in cities around the country."

“When Dinosaurs Unearthed installed a 27-foot tall Tyrannosaurus Rex on our lawn in 2009 I wondered how we’d ever top it,” says Mike Shanahan, director of education and exhibits. “But Dinosaurs Unearthed came through for us again; not only has the giant Tyrannosaurus Rex returned, but this time we also get a 55-foot long Apatosaurus and a 12-foot tall triceratops! Between the outdoor creatures, educational exhibits and new discoveries, this exhibit will appeal to everyone.”

Admission into Bishop Museum: Adults - $17.95; Youth (4-12) and Seniors (65+) - $14.95; Hawaii residents and Military with ID – Adults $10.95; Youth (4-12) and Seniors (65+) $8.95; (non-resident adult visitors accompanied by Military or a Hawaii resident with ID - $14.95); members and children age three and younger are always free. Children age 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Bishop Museum is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed on Tuesdays and Dec. 25. For more information, please visit www.bishopmuseum.org or call 808.847.3511.

About Bishop Museum

The Bishop Museum was founded in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop in memory of his wife Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the last direct descendant of King Kamehameha I. Today, the Museum is recognized as the principal museum of the Pacific, housing the world’s largest collection of Hawaiian and Pacific artifacts and natural history specimens. More than 340,000 people visit the Museum each year, including over 50,000 schoolchildren. For more information, please call 808.847.3511 or visit www.bishopmuseum.org.

Dinosaurs Unearthed: Feathered Discoveries is presented by Diamond Head Storage and Horizon Lines.

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