WANT TO GO?
"Be the Dinosaur"
WHERE: Clay Center
WHEN: Saturday through Dec. 31
TICKETS: Adults $7.50, children $6
INFO: 304-561-3570 or www.theclaycenter.org_____
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Clay Center wants you to "Be The Dinosaur" at a new hands-on exhibit that opens to the public Saturday in the Mylan Explore-atory.
The kid-centric display features dinosaur bones, a dino dig for the little ones, a toothy Tyrannosaurus head -- perfect for photo-ops -- and plenty of information about life in the Cretaceous period, that age when dinosaurs still ruled the earth.
At a special sneak peak for members Sept. 21, R. Lewis Ferguson, the Clay Center's Director of Visual Artists and Sciences, said he was excited about the exhibit.
"Members have asked us about dinosaur exhibits," he said. "This was something they really wanted."
They listened and found much of the exhibit through Eureka Exhibits, a company that specializes in interactive educational installations that integrate video games with more traditional museum offerings like artifacts.