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Among Dinosaurs at the Umbracle

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As everyone knows, there is exactly one way to get children interested in the Natural Sciences: Dinosaurs. The bigger and scarier, the better.


Oh great, it’s Pipsqueak McGee, the neighborhood geek.

“My less enlightened peers may be impressed by dinosaurs, but my favorite creature of the past is the fascinating trilobite, with is easily fossilized exoskeleton.”

Shut up already, Pipsqueak. Nobody likes a nerd.

Luckily for all the cool kids in Valencia, the City of Arts and Sciences is not staging a year-long exhibit entitled “Among Trilobites”. Instead, visitors to l’Umbracle will find themselves Among Dinosaurs until May 29th, 2011. Entrance to Europe’s largest collection of mechanized dinosaurs will cost €6. Nighttime visits are possible until the end of August.


From the imposing Stegosaurus to the 27 meter Diplodocus, there are twenty-six robotic dinosaurs on display. Strangely though, no Tyrannosaurus Rex!

Haha, yeah right! Of course there’s a Tyrannosaurus Rex. There’s never been a dinosaur exhibit in the history of the world without one. That’s a fact, you can look it up.

More Information at

Prince Felipe Science Museum – Our Visit

July 15, 2010 at 7:51 pm
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  • July 17, 2010 at 12:35 pmPappy Powell

    OK, whoopie, Spain won the World Cup. But this new exhibit will surely get far more attention, and not just from nerdy kids whose over-protective Mom’s won’t let them play soccer ! From huge, hiding in your closet, beasts to the King of all fossils, Trilobites, I can’t wait to read and see more of this wonderful display.

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