Tickets for "Dinosaurs of Jurassic Park" go on sale Dec. 1
11/26/2001

HAYS, KS -- Tickets for "The Dinosaurs of Jurassic Park," a temporary exhibit soon to be on display at Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of Natural History, go on sale Dec. 1.

Tickets are available by calling, toll free, 1-877-332-1165. A Web site has also been established for information and online ticket purchasing at www.jparkdinos.com.

Ticket prices are $6 for adults and $4 for children and senior citizens. At the door it will be $7 and $5.

"The Dinosaurs of Jurassic Park" will be on display at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History, 3000 Sternberg Drive, Hays, from Feb. 2 to May 5, 2002.

The exhibit features a full-mount fossil cast of Giganotosaurus (GIG-a-NO-to-SAW-rus), a new species discovered in Patagonia, Argentina, in 1993. It is larger than the largest Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered.

The original fossil, more than 80-percent complete, is in the Museo Carmen Funes in Plaza Huincul, Argentina. The cast made from that skeleton made its public debut at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, PA, in 1997.

The traveling exhibit built around Giganotosaurus is the largest collection of dinosaur skeletons currently traveling the United States, including several newly-found species never before seen in North America. Included are a dozen other mounted skeletons, a dozen "fleshed out sculptures" of species and also props and sculptures from the movies Jurassic Park and Lost World.

"The Dinosaurs of Jurassic Park," developed by Don Lessem, is a production of Amblin Entertainment, Universal Studios and MCA/Universal Merchandising Inc.


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