Dinosaurs in Motion, the newest traveling exhibit at the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS), will stomp in on Friday, May 27. This new, interactive, engaging STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) exhibit, presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, will run from Friday, May 27 through Monday, September 5, and is exciting for guests of all ages.
Dinosaurs in Motion is a blend of science, art and innovation using 14 magnificent, fully interactive, recycled life-size metal dinosaur sculptures inspired by actual fossils. The dinosaurs captivate guests while their exposed mechanics illustrate science and technology principles in a fun and engaging way. The exhibition weaves the science, art and innovation themes throughout and touches on each of these educational topics. The art portions highlight sketching, drawing and sculpting. The science segments explore kinetics, biomechanics and robotics. The innovation areas encourage observing and experimenting.
Guests will go on a highly immersive apprentice’s path that follows the story of the master artist, John Payne. The narrative of “if you can dream it, you can do it” is reinforced with experiential learning, as every dinosaur is interactive through touch and movement. Explorers will have the unique ability to manipulate dinosaurs via lever and pulley systems, as well as with remote controls, offering large-scale dinosaur interaction unprecedented in a museum setting. Additionally, guests will be able to test out their artistic creativity and newfound technological inspiration with hands-on activities at the Innovation Stations, where they can create a variety of art and science projects of their own!
Dinosaurs In Motion will be open to the public Friday, May 27, through Monday, September 5. The exhibit is free with Museum admission. For more information, please visit mods.org.