Places to go during very hot weather: Cool off from the sweltering weather with some Dinosaurs!
The heat is on, but don’t let this get in the way of having a fun weekend! For some, a nice air-conditioned exhibit venue might just be what you’re looking for.
Showcasing what might be the Hong Kong Science Museum’s biggest exhibits yet, The Big 8 Dinosaur Revelation is a display of not only some of the most famous dinosaurs but also of the crucial archeological techniques and cutting-edge laboratory methods.
Ascending the escalator, visitors are greeted by a Diplodicus, a long-necked giant from the Jurassic period. Named H.Q.1, this exclusively mounted skeleton is but one of the eight dinosaurs crowds have flocked to visit in Tsim Sha Tsui. From the world-famous Tyrannosaurus Rex to the unbelievably massive flying Hatzegopteryx, there is no shortage of awe and wonder in this limited-time collection.
.Accompanying each life-sized skeleton are labeled chockful of educational trivia ranging from dinosaur anatomy to hints on the living conditions of these ancient titans. Ever wondered how scientists deduced the aquatic nature of the spinosaurus, what hesperosaurus spinal plates are really for, and whether velociraptors had feathers? These questions and more are answered by easy-to-understand explanations accompanied by beautiful scientifically-accurate illustrations.
The Dino Lab is a section of the exhibition entirely dedicated to showing budding dino enthusiasts the real-life experiences and tools of actual scientists. Whether you’re a child or an adult, there’s plenty of inspiration for a career in paleontology – with more discoveries and techniques being developed every day, it turns out that we’re only scratching the surface of the ancient world!
As a special souvenir, museum-goers can even collect dino stamps from stations scattered around the exhibit.
Whether you’re a science fanatic or just looking for a great place to beat the heat, The Big 8 Dinosaur Revelation is a well-curated glimpse at prehistory you can’t afford to miss.
The exhibition period is from July 8 to November 16. Free booking is available through the Klook e-booking system.