At a Parisian expo center called the Parc des Expositions, visitors can experience a time far, far in the past thanks to an exhibit called 'From the Dinosaur Age to the Ice Age' ('De l'ère des dinosaures à l'ère de glace'). The exhibit will run from July 5 to August 31, 2014 and enables visitors to discover 75 dinosaurs and other legendary animals from the period.
Over a space of 7,000 square meters, 'From the Dinosaur Age to the Ice Age' will send you back in time more than 150 million years with simulated specimens arranged in their habitats. That means visitors can see when dinosaurs ruled the earth. The simulated dinosaurs move, breath and even roar with the help of a state-of-the-art robotic system.
Guests staying at the Hotel de la Motte Picquet can see life-sized dinosaurs and their movements in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, where the Parc des Expositions is located. Tickets cost €14.90 for adults and €12.90 for children, except on Mondays when they cost €12.90 for everyone. Plus, families can buy a single ticket for €49 that is good for two adults and two children.
In addition to the dinosaur replicas, there is also a recreational space with a variety of activities. For example, a 12-minute film produced by the BBC is projected on a giant screen, showing the daily life-and-death combat that dinosaurs lived through. There is also a children's train that invites kids to take a ride of the backs of prehistoric animals. Tactile screens allow those who are creative to design their own dinosaurs. The photo space gives visitors the chance to immortalize their visit with souvenir photos taken on the backs of prehistoric animals.
All-in-all, 'From the Dinosaur Age to the Ice Age' is sure to offer an educational and exciting experience for those in Paris this summer.