Dino mania

By Vasavi Seethepalli | HK EDITION | Updated: 2022-07-29 11:28
Share - WeChat
Exhibits from The Big Eight show at the Hong Kong Science Museum. An original fossil skeleton of a Triceratops. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY)

A much awaited show has opened at the Hong Kong Science Museum, and judging by the sea of excited faces at the venue, the city's dino fans have got the memo. The Big Eight - Dinosaur Revelation is an immersive, interactive exhibition showcasing eight spectacular fossil skeletons as well as other fossil remnants.

Dinosaurs existed in all three periods of the Mesozoic Era, ruling the Earth for 165 to 175 million years - from around 240 to 230 million years ago until around 65 million years ago, when a massive asteroid collided with the Earth, triggering a global mass-extinction event.

The Big Eight showcases four dinosaur species - Allosaurus, Hesperosaurus, Diplodocus, and a juvenile sauropod - from the second period of the Mesozoic Era, the Jurassic; and another four - Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, Spinosaurus and Hatzegopteryx - from the Mosozoic's third period, the Cretaceous. The exhibition runs concurrently with the 3D documentary short Dinosaurs of Antarctica, playing at the Hong Kong Space Museum next door.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next   >>|
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349