The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis’ new $25 million Dinosphere opens June 11, taking over the space previously occupied by the CineDome. The exhibit will be a one-of-a-kind immersive dinosaur experience for the whole family. The adult T. rex is hunting Kelsey the Triceratops in the Children’s Museum’s new exhibit ‘Dinosphere,’ opening June 11.Dinosphere: Now You’re In Their World will be the largest display of real juvenile and family dinosaur fossils in the United States. Both children and parents will enjoy a unique combination of education-oriented and scientific-focused learning.
The exhibit will transport visitors back in time 65 million years to the Cretaceous Period via a multilevel, multisensory, immersive environment. Visitors will experience the sights, sounds and smells of the environment inhabited by the dinosaurs.
No other museum in the United States will have such a wide range of sizes and ages of dinosaurs available for research. The museum anticipates that paleontologists from around the world will come to Indianapolis to study the specimens. And, the exhibit is one of the first in which all of the dinosaurs are mounted so individual fossils can easily be removed by paleontologists for further scientific study.
Appearing in concert throughout the grand opening weekend of Dinosphere, songwriter, actor and self-confessed book nut T-Rex will perform tracks from his Martian Television Invasion June 11-12 from 12:30-1:15 p.m. and June 13 from 10:30-11:15 a.m. and 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Timed tickets will be required to enter Dinosphere, and are included in the price of museum admission. To request tickets, call 334-4000 or (800) 820-6214. E-tickets are available online at www.dinosphere.org.