Metropolis at Metrotown's Dinosaurs Unearthedby
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.
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Thanks for the great photos Rebecca. Looks like you and your nephews had a great time!
Looks like an interesting exhibit….but can you explain what the paintbrush picture is about?
@Jen it’s like a mini archeological dig where kids can unearth things in the sand and dust them off with the paintbrushes
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.
Wow, the blond one (Cameron?) sure looks a lot like you! Cute 🙂
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!
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??