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Museum of Idaho’s new dinosaur exhibit

Dinosaurs fans can now play with the extinct animals. The Museum of Idaho is only one day away from their newest traveling exhibit “Dinosaurs in Motion: Where Art and Science Meet.”

Tonight was the VIP Grand Opening of the museum’s new anticipated dinosaur exhibit. Unlike other dinosaur-themed exhibits, this one has fully interactive-recycled-metal dinosaur sculptures.

Visitors of all ages can control the fourteen dinosaurs with mechanism’s like a lever – pulley system or even video game controller’s.

The exhibit also brings science, art, and innovation throughout the museum’s sculptures. It also features “Innovation station’s,” where visitors are encouraged to experiment with sketching, gears, engineering design, robotics, and more.

The sculptures were created by North Carolina artist John Payne, who passed away in 2008. The exhibit was his life’s work.

The exhibit will stay open until April 22.

Tomorrow also marks the beginning of new museum hours.

The Museum will now open each day at 10:00 a.m. and close most days at 6:00 p.m., with later hours – until 8:00 p.m. – on Mondays and Fridays. Sunday hours remain 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Previous daily hours were 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with late closings on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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