THE Ayala Malls Capitol Central (AMCC) in Bacolod City opened The Mind Museum’s Dino Play Travelling Exhibition, providing a venue especially for young children in Negros Occidental to explore the fascinating world of dinosaurs.
AMCC general manager Sharon Ciocon, at the opening rites held at the mall’s activity center Tuesday, March 19, said it is the commitment of the mall to continue to provide and create opportunities for convergence for families, students, and the community.
Ciocon said that with The Mind Museum as partner, AMCC brings another first in the city.
“The exhibition is not just for the kids, but for everyone including the kids at heart,” she said, adding that “we have a lot of interactive activities inside, it’s easier to learn while having fun.”
The Dino Play, which will run until April 5, is seen to satisfy the curiosity of the children for the prehistoric creatures that roamed Earth about 65 million years ago.
The adventure begins by introducing guests to what dinosaurs are and how they are related to more familiar and modern animals, they then follow the massive dino footprints.
These footprints are comparable to that of a Tyrannosaurus or a Velociraptor.
The exhibition is divided into four nests beginning with Dino Dig, where one can play paleontologist or scientist who study dinosaurs and ancient biology through fossils, regularly go to the field and dust off rocks to look for fossils and what their surroundings imply about the dead creature and its previous life.
At the fun area, one can go hands-on with a variety of activities like making his own fossils, play with the Dino Family Tree, and live a day in the life of a dinosaur.
One can also climb the Dino Lookout Tower and spot any rogue dinosaurs that may be hiding in the vicinity.
Finally, guests can become dinosaur themselves through the Dino Den. In this activity area recommended for kids two to eight years old, they can play pretend, stomp around and leave Dino footprints in a forest land with their friends and classmates.
The exhibition was conceived by The Mind Museum, supported by Datem Inc., Sarao Motors and Uratex Foam. This is in collaboration with Thompson Hardware and Lighting Center and Gotuaco Family.
Tickets for the Dino Play are sold at P100 each. (EPN)