Giant feathered dinosaur unveiled in Birmingham ahead of live experience

Dinosaurs in the Wild  opens 24th June – 23rd August 2017 at the NEC in Birmingham

Birmingham commuters were taken back in time this morning as a full sized, five-meter long, feathered female Dakotaraptor dinosaur greeted them in bustling Victoria Square before the dinosaur moved to the Touchwood Shopping Centre in Solihull for four days (1st-4th June 2017).

Last seen 67 million years ago in the Late Cretaceous Period, the feathered Dakotaraptor is unlike anything the public has seen before and debunks the popular myth that dinosaurs were brown and green scaly lizard like creatures. Painstakingly created by a team of experts from the Dinosaurs in The Wild experience, coming to Birmingham NEC on 24th June 2017, the brightly coloured feathered dinosaur was unveiled in Birmingham’s Victoria Square.







Tim Haines, Creative Director of Dinosaurs in the Wild, said:

Following the latest scientific revelations it is now thought dinosaurs would have sported everything from spines, quills, simple shag and even elegant flight feathers. This is the first time dinosaurs have been shown in all their resplendent plumage. Dinosaurs were not as lizard like as once thought, even Tyrannosaurus could have had a shaggy mane.

Renowned British palaeontologist, Dr Darren Naish, has advised on every aspect of the dinosaur science and guided the creation of the digital and animatronic creatures, to ensure that the Dinosaurs in the Wild experience reflects the latest scientific knowledge.

Dinosaurs in the Wild features 13 dinosaurs which have been accurately reimagined using the most up to date research, creating an immersive 70min experience where visitors travel back in time to see not just the dinosaurs that walked the globe, but the environment they lived in. The multi-million pound live experience which runs up until 23rd August 2017 before moving to Manchester’s Event City, promises to show dinosaurs as they have never been seen before.

It is designed to make visitors feel as if they really are there with living dinosaurs, at that time in their world.

Tickets are available to buy now for Dinosaurs in the Wild, which opens June 2017 (24th June – 23rd August 2017) at the NEC in Birmingham and then moves to Manchester’s Event City in September (30th September – 7th January 2018), with prices starting at £25 for off-peak adult tickets and £85 for off-peak family tickets (two adults and two children).

Dinosaur enthusiasts can get up close and personal with the fearsome Dakotaraptor on her next stop at the Touchwood Shopping Centre in Solihull 1th-4th June 2017.

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