The T-Rex Hunt
Do you know how dead animals become fossils? And how you can tell the difference between the skeletons of carnivores and herbivores? Experimentarium speeds up the decomposition process every weekend and during the entire autumn holiday period from 21 September to 3 November, by ’boiling’ the carcasses of a variety of dead animals to examine how contemporary animal skeletons are similar to those of the dinosaurs of the distant past.
You can also gather bones to assemble a skeleton in the ‘Bone lab’, design T. rex traps and test your T. rex knowledge so you can obtain your very own T. rex hunting license. An experience that promises to be smelly, challenging – and a tiny bit dangerous.
Boiling the carcass of the day
You’ll probably need a clothes peg for your nose when we begin boiling carcasses in an 80-litre copper cauldron in front of Experimentarium to examine their skeletons. Dinosaur fossils have been on a long journey from living animals to fossils buried in the ground. Experimentarium zooms in on the stage where the flesh disappears from the skeleton. Contemporary animals can include everything from pigs, turkeys, rabbits and birds. If you encounter some road kill along the way, feel free to bring it along!
The bone war kicks off
Have you ever tried to assemble a skeleton, just like a real dinosaur researcher? It can be rather difficult to do, especially if you don't really know what the animal is supposed to look like in its 'finished' state! This year is the 150th anniversary of the official ’bone war’ between palaeontologists Cope and Marsh, in which they competed to see who could best reconstruct dinosaur fossils into a skeleton. In a fierce rivalry, Marsh mocked Cope when he placed Elasmosaurus’ skull on its tail! Find out which member of your family is most skilled at assembling a skeleton in the ‘Bone lab’.
T. rex hunting with the greatest hunter of all
111 years ago, the American palaeontologist Barnum Brown discovered the first skeleton, which was named Tyrannosaurus rex. It was a discovery that laid the groundwork for almost everything we know today about the king of the dinosaurs. Follow Brown's footsteps and take the ‘T. rex test’ when you find Brown’s notes in the dinosaur exhibition. If you pass the test, you’ll receive the coveted T. rex hunting license.
|21/09/2013 - 03/11/2013||Saturday, Sunday||11:00 - 17:00|
|14/10/2013 - 20/10/2013||Monday - Friday||11:00 - 17:00|
|28/10/2013 - 01/11/2013||Monday - Friday||11:00 - 17:00|
Children 0 - 2 years
Children 3 - 11 years
Admission - 108.00 DKK
Admission - 170.00 DKK
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