A life size animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex, eight metres high, is to star at a two-month Living Dinosaurs show at South Nicosia’s International State Fair, which opens on Thursday, January 28.
“Real life” encounters are promised with 25 species of Japanese-engineered, roaring models in a “Mesozoic time- tunnel journey” to find out how and why these giants changed during their remarkable 170-million-year reign.
The show will also demonstrate how birds evolved from small, gliding, carnivorous dinosaurs and survived the impact of a giant asteroid on the Earth 65.5 million years ago which wiped out their larger relatives.
The interactive exhibition is the brainchild of internationally renowned palaeontologist Dr Sebastian Apesteguia and the Institute Felix de Azara and Maimonides University of Argentina.
It will include scientific illustrations, displays and information boards, dinosaur rides and a 3D movie billed as suitable for three- to 93-year olds.
The show will be staged in Halls 1 and 2 daily from 9am-8pm.
Weekday admission is priced at nine euros with concessions for large families, while weekend admission is 12 euros and for school visitors five euros.
By Anne Canalp for Cyprus Today