Dinosaurs coming to Gadsden


There’s something big  coming to historic downtown Gadsden this February or should we say pre-historic downtown Gadsden? The Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts is pleased to announce Dinosaurs Alive! opening February 8.

Everyone is invited to attend the grand opening reception on February 8 at 1 p.m.  There will be pre-historic punch and triceratops treats as well as dinosaur themed activities in the creation station.

Visitors to the Hardin Center will take their own dino safari and view thirteen life-like animatronic dinosaurs! These giants of the past will thrill visitors of all ages with their realistic movements and appearance and will transport guests back to the Jurassic period.

In the children’s exhibit hall there will be a dig pit, two fossil rubbing stations, a life size T-Rex head, life size T-Rex leg and more.  There will also be a fun photo booth with dinosaur costumes and props.

“We are so excited about this exhibit and expect it to be a BIG hit”, said Tami Brooks of the Hardin Center. “We have already booked many field trips and dinosaur birthday parties. We are working on special events and programs to be held throughout the duration of the exhibit, especially over the summer when kids are out of school. I would encourage folks to sign up for our email newsletter of “like” us on Facebook to keep up with all of the activities that we’ll be offering”.

There will be two special preview days on February 6th and 7th for members of the Mary G, Hardin Center for Cultural Arts.  Dinosaurs Alive! will be open on both of those days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Since this is a blockbuster exhibit members will pay half price.

The exhibit opens to the public on Sunday, February 8 and will run through August 3.  Admission prices are $8 for both children and adults, up to 24 months is free. Members of the Hardin Center for Cultural Arts will pay half price which would be $4. Admission includes all day access to exhibits as well as Imagination Place Children’s Museum.

For more information please call 256-543-2787 or visit us at www.culturalarts.org

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