Lubbock residents get a peek into pre-historic times with dinosaur exhibit

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Updated: 7/28/2013 10:25 pm
Lubbock residents got a peek into the past this weekend to "Discover the Dinosaurs". 

"We have different activities where they can actually be junior paleontologists, they can pan and mine for different fossils, gems. And of course we have the dinosaur rides," Anthony Martinez, staff manager of the exhibit, said.

"They have different types of rocks that you can look for, and if you didn't want to do the rocks, they had some cool fossils you could be hunting for," Anastacia Maldonado, who went through the exhibit, said. 

Martinez said it's a learning experience for all ages. 

"With every scene that we have, we have signs that are informational for the dinosaurs as to what they ate, where they were found, who their predators were, and who they were predators against," Martinez said. 

With more than 60 animatronic lifesize dinosaurs, he said it's people can get up close and personal with the pre-historic creatures. 

"They can press buttons, make them move, interact with them," Martinez said. "And they just like looking at them, because nobody really knows what the dinosaurs looked like, so it's all imagination. And they might have had one idea what they thought it looked like, and then when they come, they see our idea of what it looks like."

The exhibit will be in Texas for the next month and a half. For a look at the schedule, click here.
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