An interactive dinosaur exhibit is coming to Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry, officials announced Thursday.
Dinosaurs in Motion uses gears and levers to let visitors take control of life-size, massive metal skeletons, including a 44-foot-long T. Rex.
The traveling exhibit last shown at the Arizona Science Center opens Jan. 30 and will run through May 8, included with MOSI admission.
Inside each steel sculpture, visitors can watch the mechanical parts at work as the dinosaurs move. They will be able to snap the jaws of a T. Rex, flap the fins of a Plesiosaur and design interactive sculptures in a "maker space" of hands-on activities at Innovation Stations.
Art portions of the exhibition highlight sketching, drawing, and sculpting; science segments explore kinetics, biomechanics, and robotics; and innovation areas encourage observing and experimenting, according to a museum news release.
Designed by Imagine Exhibitions, the maker of traveling exhibitions including Titanic and The Hunger Games: The Exhibition, Imagine is currently producing more than 25 exhibitions around the world.
MOSI admission is $22.95, $20.95 seniors, $18.95 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free at MOSI, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Tickets are available at mosi.org.
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