The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series:
Legends of the Giant Dinosaurs Exhibition
Throughout the extended history of the Earth, there comes a time when dinosaurs first appeared about 200 million years ago and become the ultimate ruler of the planet for 130 million years. Over long periods of time, the ancient landmass Pangaea broke apart into different continents as a result of plate tectonic movements. Dinosaurs evolved into a whole family of different species in order to adapt to the changing environment, but they ultimately could not escape from extinction and all disappeared from the Earth 66 million years ago. Thanks to the efforts of paleontologists, today we can have a glimpse of how dinosaurs had lived and reigned from the large number of fossils unearthed. Dinosaur fossils can be found on all continents and more than 1,000 species has been named. Today, China has become one of the places in the world where most dinosaur species are discovered and many of them are unique.
The Hong Kong Science Museum had organised a number of dinosaur exhibitions and all were well received. The coming "Legends of the Giant Dinosaurs" Exhibition will be the largest ever presented in Hong Kong. This exhibition is solely sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. In this exhibition, new technologies and presentation methods will be used to introduce the largest Titanosaurus and the latest studies on dinosaurs. Occupying an area of 2,500 sq. metres, the exhibition is divided into four areas with different themes:
- Multimedia Theatre:
- The large-scale computer animations in this area will bring visitors back to the age of dinosaurs.
- Animatronic Dinosaur Zoo:
- The robotic dinosaurs and interactive exhibits featured in the "Dino Jaws" Exhibition** will allow visitors to learn about the eating behaviours of dinosaurs.
- Fossil Excavation Site:
- Visitors will be able to appreciate the hard work of excavation and repairing of fossils through a reconstructed dinosaurs burial site.
- Fossil Gallery:
- More than 100 exotic fossils and exhibits from ten museums will be displayed in this area. Together with the interactive games developed with latest technologies, visitors can learn about the latest discoveries in dinosaurs.
Don’t miss the chance to see the 30-metre-long Daxiatitan binglingi, ancestors of bird Microraptor gui, dinosaur eggs, Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus and Stegosaurus all in one go in the "Legends of the Giant Dinosaurs" Exhibition. And you will be amazed by the newly discovered huge backbones of the Ruyangosaurus giganteus, which may probably be the largest dinosaur of the world. Before you visit, please remember to download the Apps specifically designed for this exhibition to your smartphones or tablets for more fun and information.
During the exhibition period, the Hong Kong Science Museum will organise a wide variety of programmes for different age groups.
Solely sponsored by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Organised by the Hong Kong Science Museum
Dalian Natural History Museum
Dalian Xinghai Paleontological Museum
Inner Mongolia Museum
Beijing Museum of Natural History
Gansu Liujiaxia Dinosaur National Geopark
Henan Geological Museum
Chongqing Museum of Natural History
Lufeng Bureau of Land and Resources
Natural History Museum, London
Kokoro Company, Ltd., Japan
Science Visualization, U.S.A.
** Dino Jaws is featured in this exhibition and is owned by the Natural History Museum, London