A new gang of dinosaurs are coming to town this summer at the Virginia Living Museum!
Roaring, stomping robotic prehistoric creatures have been a popular attraction every time they've been featured at the Newport News museum. But this year, for the first time, the VLM will feature the lifelike creations of Billings Productions, North America's leading producer of animatronic dinosaurs.
The summer exhibit, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, will take visitors back more than 65 million years to the cretaceous period when Tyrannosaurus Rex ruled North America.
Tremble at a growling T-Rex, always a favorite with museum visitors. Other dinosaurs are making their museum debut. Watch an Edmontosaurus mother tend her brood. There's even a nestful of eggs ready to hatch. See Euoplocephalus, built like a military tank, and Styracosarus, one of the most spectacular of the horned lizards. Citipati's tall head crest is similar to that of a modern cassowary.
Built by Billings Productions, Inc. of McKinney, Texas, the robotic dinosaurs use air pistons and state-of-the art electronics under steel frames covered with detailed foam rubber skin to simulate their lifelike appearance.
Admission Fee: $17adult/$13child (ages 3-12), ages 2 and under free
Last Updated: 2/5/2014 12:18 PM