The new Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibit at Metropolis at Metrotown is designed to inform and entertain kids and adults alike throughout these school-free summer months. I stopped by recently with my sister and my nephews to check things out and take their free guided tour.
We started off at the Grand Court (where I have previously experienced the World Vision exhibit… and Santa Claus) where they had two impressive animatronic dinosaurs on display. This included a feathered tyrannosaurus, the first one of its kind ever to be displayed in Canada.
The dinosaurs are interactive, meaning kids can sit at a control panel and push buttons that will make them roar, move their tails, blink their eyes and move their limbs.
Our guide was great with the kids and she shared some basic dinosaur know-how, leading us from the Grand Court to another exhibit over in the Atrium (on the Metropolis side).
The kids had fun and love dinosaurs (they’ve both been to Drumheller, Alberta to boot) and Cameron insisted on acting like a T-Rex most of the time, which seemed fitting.
Dinosaurs Unearthed will be on display (at both locations) in Metropolis at Metrotown until mid-September. While you’re there, the kids might also enjoy the Metropolis Express miniature train that runs through the mall. Rides are by donation and proceeds go to local charities.