Battle of Jurassic titans in Niagara The behemoths of the Jurassic period are almost ready for their close up.
Dinosaurs: Battle of the Titans, opening at the Skylon Tower on March 7, is an interactive encounter featuring cast fossils, videos, living dioramas and life size robotic dinosaurs. "Yes, it's another dinosaur show but with a huge difference. The difference is we are focussing on the parallels between our ecology of today and the ecology of the dinosaurs," said Hall Train, the show's creative director. "We're using the dinosaurs to explain to people how ecology works. It's all about the balance of nature." Train is no stranger to the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods of 65 million years ago. The Toronto based designer has worked on several dinosaur documentaries for the Discovery Channel, National Geographic Television and PBS. He's also designed sculptures for exhibits at Universal Studios in Florida and the American Museum of Natural History as well as illustrated several children's books about dinosaurs. "I'n a dinosaur tycoon," he said with a laugh. Many of coach outlet atlanta extreme the dinosaurs for the coach outlet shoes Niagara exhibit were built in Mississauga while others came from California and Texas. He's looking forward to sharing his collection at the Skylon. "It's a fantastic place to put on a display," he said. "The show has incredible potential." That potential, he added, is fueled by the public's ongoing fascination with dinosaurs. "They are very popular with children and adults like it when their kids are into dinosaurs," he said. "They are very often a young person's introduction to scientific coach shoes outlet store philosophy and scientific theory.
" Included within the more than 20,000 square feet of custom sets will be a fossil dig site where children can unearth the past as well as a coach outlet atlanta underground virtual dinosaur dig pit. The show opens March 7 and will be open throughout March Break. After that, the dinosaurs will greet visitors on weekends until Easter and will then be open seven days a week.
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