Bon­ing up on new facts

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Exhibition - Tanya Macnaughton

DINOSAURS have be­come a big part of Keith Brown’s life dur­ing the past six years.

The Show­time At­trac­tions pro­ducer, re­spon­si­ble for Santa’s Mag­i­cal King­dom at Crown Pyra­mid in De­cem­ber and re­turn­ing in 2017, will be back at the venue next month with in­ter­ac­tive walk­through event Juras­sic Crea­tures, fea­tur­ing Pre­his­toric Crea­tures of the Ice.

“I wasn’t a big di­nosaur fan but I’ve be­come a big di­nosaur fan while work­ing on this,” Brown said.

“We’ve de­vel­oped our big­gest di­nosaur ever, an 8m by 20m di­nosaur for this show alone.

“We talked to a lot of peo­ple and palaeon­tol­o­gists to get the right in­for­ma­tion.

“I think that’s the fas­ci­na­tion with dinosaurs in that our knowl­edge about them grows ev­ery year; we keep find­ing some­thing new.”

Brown said the event, which fea­tures an­i­ma­tronic dinosaurs and pre­his­toric crea­tures of the ice, also had The Flint­stones live stage show.

“It’s a new show be­ing writ­ten for Perth with Fred Flint­stone, Bar­ney Rub­ble and Dino and we’re hop­ing we’ll get a visit from Wilma and Betty if they de­cide to stop shop­ping,” he said.

“We chose The Flint­stones be­cause it’s not just a chil­dren’s show; some­times you see the grand­pas walk­ing through the door and won­der who is the one re­ally com­ing to the show.”

The event will also have fos­sil dis­plays, di­nosaur art and craft, plus younger visi­tors can be­come a palaeon­tol­o­gist, wear­ing a sci­ence jacket and glasses to chip away at an egg to find a di­nosaur they can take home.

“The days have gone where you just go to an ex­hi­bi­tion, pay a ticket price and are ex­pected to walk through for 20 min­utes and say good­bye,” Brown said.

“What we’re try­ing to do is give you an ex­pe­ri­ence for the whole fam­ily which has a long du­ra­tion and you get your money’s worth.”

“There could even be a di­nosaur that gets loose dur­ing the event.

■ Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group has 12 fam­ily passes to give away to Juras­sic Crea­tures. En­ter at­mu­ni­tynews. by 10am, March 10.

WHAT: Juras­sic Crea­tures

WHERE: Crown Pyra­mid

WHEN: March 31 to April 30

TICK­ETS: www.ticket mas­

The di­nosaur world has grown on pro­ducer Keith Brown, of Juras­sic Crea­tures. Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie­mu­ni­ d465418

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