Dinosaurs? Think Again!
The Gulf Coast Exploreum in Mobile presents a brand-new adventure where guests can go way back in time – before dinosaurs – when bizarre-looking animals dominated land and sea.
Published: March 1, 2018
By: Birmingham Parent
Permian Monsters: Life before the Dinosaurs, a unique traveling exhibition, brings the past back to life with full-size animatronic models of the animals that ruled the world millions of years before the age of dinosaurs, in a time known as the Permian Period.
Meet the top predator of the time, the giant saber-toothed Gorgonopsid and find out what nearly killed them all to make way for Earth’s next rulers, the dinosaurs! The Gorgonopsid is one of seven life-size, realistic animatronic models in this new exhibit, which is making its first appearance on the Gulf Coast. Along with these animatronics, the exhibit features a hands-on dig pit, including rare and exciting fossils from giant insects, bizarre looking sharks and strange reptiles. The Permian period ended with the largest extinction Earth ever experienced, wiping out 90 percent of all species on the planet.
The exhibit ends June 3. Visit www.exploreum.com for more information and ticket prices.