Metropolis at Metrotown's Dinosaurs Unearthed

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 — 5:21pm PST
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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.

Dinosaurs Unearthed... in the mall

Dinosaurs Unearthed

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.

Dinosaurs Unearthed... in the mall

Our Tour Guide & Feathered T-Rex

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.

Feathered T-Rex

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).

Cameron... still as T-Rex

Dinosaurs Unearthed

Dinosaurs Unearthed

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.

Cameron as T-Rex

Booth and Cam... I think he's T-Rex again

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.

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  1. Carla Shore says:

    Thanks for the great photos Rebecca. Looks like you and your nephews had a great time!

  2. Jen says:

    Looks like an interesting exhibit….but can you explain what the paintbrush picture is about?
    Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Miss604 says:

    @Jen it’s like a mini archeological dig where kids can unearth things in the sand and dust them off with the paintbrushes

  4. Greg Moreno says:

    My kids (8 and 4) also had a great time with these dinosaurs. The curiosity and amazement on their faces, especially when the dinosaur started roaring are priceless.

  5. Wow, the blond one (Cameron?) sure looks a lot like you! Cute ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Victor says:

    is there a specific time for the guided tours or do they go on whenever someone asks for them? i think it’d be great to take my lil brother there!

  7. Saleena says:


    The looks so cool … I missed going to this. Did’t hear about it till recently. Is this exhibiting somewhere else in the lowermainland? Or are there other things like this going on around town??

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