Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous roar into Perth for school holidays

Rohan Young, Ryan Odingo, Dylan Pinel, and Hudson Pereira.
Rohan Young, Ryan Odingo, Dylan Pinel, and Hudson Pereira.

GET up close and personal with T-rex and friends as they take up residence at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre these school holidays.

The Western Australian Museum’s Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous exhibition opens tomorrow and features 23 moving, life-size animatronic models of creatures from the Cretaceous period.

Year 7 student Sera McGrady said she loved the noises the dinosaurs made and how tall they were.

“I love dinosaurs, I wish that we still had them around at massive reptile centres,” she said.

“That would be so cool, imagine if these came alive.”

The exhibition features augmented reality experiences, a digital dinosaur track encounter, digital interactives and a pop-up bar to be held on selected Friday nights.

Minister for Culture and the Arts David Templeman said the exhibition includes hands on activities for kids.

“There’s crawl tunnels that children can crawl through the vegetation and get an up close experience with some of these life-size dinosaurs,” Mr Templeman said.

Dinosaur Discovery will run from September 20, 2017 to January 28, 2018.

For bookings and more information, visit http://museum.wa.gov.au.