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Dino Zoo at QUT

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An interactive real life Dinosaur adventure for young & old
Open now every day until 27 January, QUT is hosting an exhibition called "Dino Zoo at QUT". A fantastic school holiday event where entry is free in an air-conditioned environment. The QUT is bringing dinosaurs to life for you to have fun interacting with our life size prehistoric pals. Young minds will delight in such activities as dinosaur craft, video games, documentaries and a behind-the-scenes look at the paleontological processes that went into creating this event Dino Zoo.

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Dino Zoo Holiday Program at QUT (Photo courtesy of QUT Dino Zoo Webpage)

The Zoo is open from 10am to 4pm daily and incorporating Dino Dojo, Dino Discovery, Dino Docos and Dino Corner.

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Photo courtesy of QUT Dino Zoo

The Dino Zoo houses life-sized dinosaurs which are scientifically accurate portrayals of the real thing and thanks to artificial intelligence the dinosaurs will behave like they did when they walked on Earth. The team at The Cube have partnered with Queensland Museum's well known palaeontologist, Dr. Scott Hocknull to recreate these reptiles as realistic as possible. Digital activities such as an archaeological dig simulator and an interactive Earth timeline and are available for your enjoyment.

Dino Dojo is the training area where you can grab a controller and have a go at training your very own Muttaburrasaurus or Kunburrasaurs by getting them to move just like they did millions of years ago.

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Dino Zoo (Photo courtesy of QUT Webpage)

You can step behind the scenes in Dino Discovery to uncover how the Cube team created this event to be an interactive as possible for the whole family's fun. Craft time in the Dino Corner is where you can make your very own flying Quetzalcoatlus or relax reading a book. However, to understand the full story of the formation of our planet and the evolution of these creatures on Earth, Dino Docos is the place to go. You will be transported back in time through the entire history. You will learn about a remote section in Queensland where dinosaurs roamed 100 million years ago and see thousands of dinosaur footprints, what happened to the dinosaurs, how were they wiped out and why did they run in one direction.

Quetzalcoatlus (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

Food and drink stalls and the QUT bookshop are open from Monday to Friday and can be found on different levels through the university.

You can download the Dino Zoo Holiday Program and videos from their webpage. This is an event that adults will love just as much as children and something that should not be missed. The Dino Zoo is located in the QUT Gardens Point Campus P Block.

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Photo courtesy of QUT Dino Zoo

Organisers have suggested that a life-sized dinosaur may frighten some children and that children under 12 must be supervised at all times. There are only a few more days before this event finishes and it's back to school, so this weekend is your last chance
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Why? Educational and fun for young and old
When: 6 - 27 January 2016
Phone: QUT The Cube
Where: QUT Brisbane City
Cost: Free
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