I was searching for interactive dinosaur programs when I stumbled across this:
Walking with Dinosaurs The Arena Spectacular is live event featuring 15 life-size dinosaurs in a theatrical event.
“It’s a dazzling $20,000,000 arena spectacle of unprecedented size and quality set to captivate young and old alike. Marvel at the story of their 200 million year domination of life on earth. Watch them walk. Hear the roar. Be there as they fight for survival and supremacy. From the ripple of their skin to the glint in their eye, you will know the dinosaurs really have returned! So make sure you have your seat to see the return of the dinosaurs!”
The show features:
10 large dinosaurs
- Plateosaurus – 10 ft tall x 31 ft long
- Stegosaurus – 18.5 ft tall x 36 ft long
- Allosaurus – 14.5 ft tall x 43 ft long
- Brachiosaurus – adult 36 ft tall x 56 ft long and young 29.5 ft tall x 48 ft long
- Ornithocheirus – Wing Span 38 ft
- Ankylosaurus – 12 ft tall x 34 ft long
- Torosaurus (2) – 13 ft tall x 30 ft long
- Tyrannosaurus Rex (2) (one spare) 23 feet tall x 42 feet long
5 suit dinosaurs
- 3 Utahraptors – 8 ft tall x 14 ft long
- 1 Baby T-Rex (one spare) 7 ft tall x 14 long
- 1 Liliensternus – 7.5 ft tall x 16 ft long
2 baby dinosaur puppets
Unfortunately, you can only watch the show if you are living in New Zealand because that is currently where they are on tour. For the rest of us, we will have to be satisfied with snippets of footage and the dinosaurs games on their website:
- Design a dinosaur – another variation of the create your own dinosaur game.
- Piles of bones – a dinosaur bone jigsaw puzzle where you need to identify which bone goes where (there are a couple of bones from another specimen thrown in as a red herring).
- Digging for dinosaurs – takes you through the process of digging for dinosaurs (although I think the game on the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History offers are more detailed run down on the process).
If that isn’t enough, there is also:
- Dinosaurs on the Discovery Channel with interactive games and videos
- Show Me – Dinosaurs has links to dinosaur games and links around UK
- Dinosaurs on National Geographic
If you’ve got some more, please share them in the comments section.
Oh yes, I almost forgot. MieVee recently brought to my attention that there is a Dinosaur Land in the Genting Highlands Outdoor Theme Park. There isn’t much information on the Resorts World website, but here’s a pretty good review of Dinosaur Land on Submerryn.