Discovery Science Place goes prehistoric with new dinosaur exhibit

Discovery Science Place installing new dinosaur exhibit (Source: KLTV)
Discovery Science Place installing new dinosaur exhibit (Source: KLTV)
Discovery Science Place installing new dinosaur exhibit (Source: KLTV)
Discovery Science Place installing new dinosaur exhibit (Source: KLTV)

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Discovery Science Place is really turning back the clock on its newest exhibit. Like, MILLIONS of years.

25-years-old may seem old when you're a kid, but the museum brought in some real antiques to mark a quarter-of-a-century in Tyler. 

"It's been an exciting day," said Chris Rasure, executive director of Discovery Science Place. "The crates and the dinosaurs are so large, we don't even have a doorway large enough to get them in."

Rasure wasn't joking: Tyler police helped the cause by blocking Locust St. while crews removed museum windows so the crates would fit.

The DSP team are installing a new 'Return of the Dinosaurs' exhibit. It's an exhibit similar to one the museum opened back in the earlier 1990s, which was popular with guests.

"It was an animatronic dinosaur exhibit," Rasure said. "So, we have another animatronic dinosaur exhibit called "Return of the Dinosaurs" that's going to be with us all summer."

The exhibit will allow visitors to see animatronic dinosaurs, look at ancient fossils of "terrible lizards" of the past, and take part in other interactive activities. The museum itself won't change much, but the annex building next door was transformed into a prehistoric jungle of sorts.

"There will be a lot of animatronic moving dinosaurs in here making noises and lots of information and plaques to read," Rasure added.

The exhibit costs $8 for adults and $6 for kids. The exhibit opens Saturday, June 9, and runs through August. For information, visit the Discovery Science Place website.

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