Nearly Life-Sized Di­nosaurs Stomp And Roar At Fair

Riverbank News - - LIVING 209 -

Get ready to trem­ble at a growl­ing, 15-foot-tall T-rex; ob­serve di­nosaur moth­ers tend their broods; ex­am­ine a nest­ful of eggs pre­pare to hatch and so much more at the Stanis­laus County Fair July 13 through 22 in­side the ex­hibit build­ing. The ex­hibit is free with the price of Fair ad­mis­sion and is pre­sented by Doc­tors Med­i­cal Cen­ter and Emanuel Med­i­cal Cen­ter. In­side the di­nosaur ex­hibit, there will also be the In­no­va­tion Sta­tion, where kids can go on unique ad­ven­tures that will open up a whole new world, which en­cour­ages ex­plo­ration and in­no­va­tion.

“Our kids are our fu­ture and it’s im­por­tant to ed­u­cate them as much as we can,” said Adrenna Alkhas, spokesper­son for the Stanis­laus County Fair. “By bring­ing in ed­u­ca­tional ma­te­rial, where they can ex­plore and let their imag­i­na­tion run wild, we are able to en­sure that they learn and be­come in­spired in a fun way.”

Com­ing all the way from the Age of Rep­tiles, these pre­his­toric gi­ants will give as­pir­ing pa­le­on­tol­o­gists of all ages a chance to “bone up” on pre­his­toric facts. The re­al­is­tic crea­tures are man­u­fac­tured in Los An­ge­les by Kokoro Di­nosaurs us­ing the lat­est ro­botic tech­nol­ogy. A com­puter-con­trolled air com­pres­sor gives each di­nosaur its own unique se­quence of move­ment and sound. Kokoro Di­nosaurs de­signs each new an­i­mal through con­sul­ta­tion with pa­le­on­tol­o­gists at mu­se­ums and uni­ver­si­ties through­out the United States and Canada. The com­pany molds each di­nosaur’s skin from sil­i­cone us­ing a patented process based on ex­ist­ing pat­terns from fos­silized di­nosaur skin. Be­cause sci­en­tists are con­tin­u­ally gath­er­ing new in­for­ma­tion on pre­his­toric an­i­mals, the mod­els are up­dated al­most ev­ery year. Ad­di­tion­ally, the in­for­ma­tive descriptions in­cluded will cer­tainly en­hance the ex­hi­bi­tion’s ed­u­ca­tional value.

The In­no­va­tion Sta­tion will also be a great ex­hibit to visit. It is here where one will be able to ig­nite, build, cre­ate, and ex­plore end­lessly. High-en­ergy ex­hibits and demon­stra­tions that daz­zle the senses and ig­nite the imag­i­na­tion will quickly cap­ture any au­di­ence. Hands-on ex­cite­ment will tap the com­pet­i­tive spirit, fuel strate­gic think­ing and build many skills. In­ter­ac­tive spa­ces in this ex­hibit will un­ques­tion­ably in­spire cre­ativ­ity and en­cour­age artis­tic ex­pres­sion.

The 2018 Stanis­laus County Fair opens Fri­day, July 13 for a 10-day run. Fair guests can count on an award-win­ning ex­pe­ri­ence that has been over 107 years in the mak­ing. Dis­counted Fair ad­mis­sion tick­ets, un­lim­ited ride wrist­bands, and the Fair sea­son pass will be on sale be­gin­ning Satur­day, April 28. Cor­po­rate ticket sales will also be avail­able to pur­chase at a highly dis­counted rate. Visit the Fair’s web­site for up­com­ing ticket sale in­for­ma­tion at www.stan­co­fair. com.

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The di­nosaur ex­hibit at the fair will fea­ture the In­no­va­tion Sta­tion, where kids can go on unique ad­ven­tures that will open up a whole new world of ex­plo­ration and in­no­va­tion.

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