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Meet the ancient rulers of our planet as you examine fossil replicas of dinosaurs and prehistoric sea creatures. Orlando Science Center showcases the dinosaurs in their disparate land and aquatic settings as guests become part of a paleontological excavation site.
- Uncover 'fossils' in the dig pit and examine fossilized dino eggs
- Explore displays that feature ancient land and marine reptiles
- Compare reptiles and dinosaurs to see similarities and differences
- Discover denizens of the ancient oceans such as Elasmosaurus and Tylosaurus
25 November 2011
Posted in DinoDigs
Have you ever heard of Dr. Linda Webster? We hadn't either, but it turns out, she's the newest addition to the DinoDigs team. Dr. Webster is actually a fictional character who is adding a new take on the exhibit signs in DinoDigs. Recently, each sign panel was taken out and replaced by Dr. Webster's field journals, notes and memos.
The signs give guests a new way of looking at the exhibits and include interesting facts about each dinosaurs such as where they lived and what they ate. More importantly, they provide an opportunity for critical thinking, asking guests questions that require them to use the knowledge they gained to form their own hypotheses.
According to Kim Hunter, Senior Director of Exhibit Development here at the Science Center, the new signs help play an important role in the visitor experience. "The new interpretations in DinoDigs allow guests to pretend they are an actual paleontologist," Kim noted. "Along with some interesting information about each dinosaur, you can see what the field of paleontology is like and the processes these professionals use through the eyes of a fictitious scientist."
So, the next time you're in DinoDigs, make sure you meet Dr. Webster. You'll be glad you did!