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Dinosaurs to stalk WA Museum

03 May 2012

Dinosaurs will roam the Western Australian Museum in Perth this winter as it welcomes the Dinosaur Petting Zoo, Culture and the Arts Minister John Day announced today.

Dinosaurs will roam the Western Australian Museum in Perth this winter as it welcomes the Dinosaur Petting Zoo, Culture and the Arts Minister John Day announced today.

Mr Day said the performance-based program would feature incredibly realistic life-sized dinosaur puppets, many of which had never been seen in Perth before.

“The show is engaging, combines fun and education and is suitable for children and adults,” he said.

“This dinosaur spectacle will run over four weeks at the end of this school term and into the July school holidays, providing audiences with an opportunity to see dinosaurs that once roamed Australia.

“The WA Museum will be transformed into a petting zoo of prehistoric creatures ranging from baby dinosaurs to meat-eating giants. Included in the show is a carnivore, discovered in Queensland, known as the Australovenator (meaning southern hunter), and a titanosaur, which represents a diverse group of plant-eating dinosaurs including some of the heaviest creatures to have walked the earth.

“This show brings entertainment, education and science together and is another example of the WA Museum’s commitment to providing dynamic and varied programs to engage all Western Australians.

“Performances by Erth Visual & Physical Inc. were a major drawcard for the WA Museum last year, and this year the show promises to be bigger and better with a full length performance and more dinosaurs to entertain audiences.”

The Dinosaur Petting Zoo performances will be held in the Temporary Exhibition Gallery at the WA Museum in Perth from June 25 to July 22, 2012. The performances are suitable for adults and children five years and older.

All puppets are life-sized Australian dinosaurs; the petting zoo includes baby dinosaurs and adult carnivores: For more information please visit the WA museum website

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