Don Harrington Discovery Center to debut predator vs plant-eater exhibit

Don Harrington Discovery Center to debut predator vs plant-eater exhibit
Don Harrington Discovery Center to debut predator vs plant-eater exhibit (Source: KFDA)

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The Don Harrington Discovery Center is bringing back the dinosaurs with its new Battle of the Titans exhibit.

The exhibit will have a predator vs plant-eater battle between a Triceratops and T-Rex, where visitors will learn which giant wins throughout the exhibit.

Similar to a boxing match, the exhibit will show comparison between each dinosaur and the advantages and disadvantages each one has in the battle.

The community has given many requests to bring in a dinosaur exhibit and the Discovery Center executive director said visitors won’t be let down.

“The expectation is for them to be wowed, to be awed and to have a really good time and to learn on their own terms so they can learn,” said DHDC Executive Director Dr. Aaron Pan. “They can walk around, they can learn about these dinosaurs, they can see the size of feces, or a triceratops and what it would look like. They get to dig for fossils in a virtual dig pit and there will also be some very cool surprises as well.”

The creative director said the new exhibit will show that a child’s fascination with dinosaurs will never go out of style.

“It’s a very important science because [dinosaurs are] often a child’s first love affair with science," said Wonder Works Exhibits Creative Director Hall Train. “They walk into a museum, they see a dinosaur and they go, ‘Wow, how do they figure that out? Where did that come from? How old is it? Why did it die? An asteroid, what’s that?’”

The exhibit is currently under construction but will be open to the public this Saturday, January 26.

Members of the Don Harrington Discovery Center will be able to preview the exhibit a day early on Friday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

You can find more information about the event by visiting the Don Harrington Discovery Center’s Facebook page.

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