Starting Friday, the Museum of Natural Sciences will host a ten-month-old dinosaur exhibit dedicated to the most creative dinosaur: Tyrannosaurus Rex. The exhibit is designed for children from the age of five “but all dinosaur lovers will enjoy it,” it seems.
Secretary of State Thomas Dermin, who is responsible for science policy, was present at Thursday’s press opening. He described Brussels as the “European dinosaur capital” and praised the museum for its educational wealth, “fundamentally important educational role” and scientific approach.
The exhibition kicks off with a 3D-printing of a 67 million-year-old female dinosaur skeleton that was discovered in Montana, US. The following is all the explanations regarding the skeleton: what age this dinosaur lived in, what it ate, how its brain worked, if a T-Rex bit it again in the lower jaw and how old was it when it died.
There are also some DIY activities: an electric toy or a game where you have to complete a skeleton yourself using rubber bands. Visitors can also hop on an exercise bike and race a T-Rex. If you bike for twenty hours, you will stay ahead of the giant carnivore. At the end of the exhibition, there is a short quiz where visitors can test if they have become a “T-Rexpert” now. “
The exhibition comes from Naturalis, the natural history museum in Leiden. The Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels has put its own stamp on it. New track and content added. The museum is open every day except Monday. Entry is free every Wednesday afternoon.
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