DINOSAURS RETURN TO BISHOP MUSEUM WITH LIFE THROUGH TIME: DINOSAURS AND ICE-AGE MAMMALS
Exhibit to Open April 27-Sept.15, 2013
HONOLULU, HI — Life Through Time: Dinosaurs and Ice-Age Mammals takes over Bishop Museum’s Castle Memorial exhibition hall from April 27-Sept. 15, 2013. The entertaining and educational exhibit features 10 full-sized moving and roaring animatronic dinosaurs and ice age mammals. The exhibition starts in the time of the Ice Age, more than 2.6 million years ago, with a family of Saber Tooth Tigers and a Mastodon, which most closely resembles a modern day elephant. Going even farther back in time, visitors are transported to the age of the dinosaurs where they will encounter the infamous Tyrannosaurus Rex and a giant Apatosaurus, once known commonly as a Brontosaurus. Examine the hatchlings of the Maiasaura and see how dinosaurs cared for and raised their young.
Additional features include a hands-on robotic skeleton which visitors can control, crayon rubbing tables of simulated bone impressions, and a dinosaur dig. “Museumgoers frequently ask our staff when the dinosaurs plan on coming back,” said Mike Shanahan, director of visitor experience, education and planetarium. “After a two-year hiatus, we are proud to finally announce their return, along with their ice age friends to teach us how life on earth evolved after the extinction of the dinosaurs.” Life Through Time: Dinosaurs and Ice Age Mammals is presented by Horizon Lines.
The museum is also making available special dinosaur themed birthday packages that include facility rental, museum admission, and food and beverage starting from $20 per person. Birthday package choices include Saber-Toothed, T-Rex and Mammoth. For details and information, contact (808) 848-4106.
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 350,000 people visit the Museum each year, including over 40,000 schoolchildren.
Admission into Bishop Museum: Adults - $19.95; Seniors (65+) - $16.95 and Youth (4-12) - $14.95; Hawaii residents and Military with ID – Adults $12.95; Seniors (65+) $10.95 and Youth (4-12) - $8.95; (non-resident visitors accompanied by Military or a Hawaii resident with ID Adults - $16.95; Seniors (65+) - $13.95; and Youth (4-12) - $11.95); Bishop Museum 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.