Tyler Junior College

Jurassic Summer soon to be extinct

Published Monday, 26th August 2013

After a long, hot summer, the dinosaurs are saying goodbye to Tyler.

This weekend, the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College and Discovery Science Place will wrap up Jurassic Summer, their successful collaboration to offer three dinosaur adventures at the two venues for one ticket price.

Jurassic Summer runs through Sunday, Sept. 1, at both locations.

Combination tickets, which include entry into Discovery Science Place as well as TJC’s Center for Earth & Space Science Education exhibit and domed theater show, are $12 for adults and $8 for children. Tickets can be purchased at either location or online at www.jurassicsummer.com.

The Center for Earth & Space Science Education is located at 1411 E. Lake St., on the TJC main campus. Hours are 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays, closed Mondays. Call 903-510-2312 for more information.

Discovery Science Place is located at 308 N. Broadway Ave. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Call 903-533-8011 for more information.

At the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at TJC, visitors can enjoy two dinosaur adventures.

First, “Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World” will immerse viewers – via a 40-foot, domed theater show – to the fathoms below for a swim alongside marine reptiles that have been extinct for millions of years.

“Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World” is sponsored by Austin Bank.

In the TJC science center exhibit hall, visitors can experience “Origins: The Dawn of Dinosaurs,” which houses life-size dinosaur models, their mammal-like prey, original fossil wood and volcanic ash. Visitors can explore radiometric dating, evidence of the ancient environment, and clues to the Triassic climate.

“Origins: The Dawn of Dinosaurs” is sponsored by Eubanks Harris Roberts Craig Architects Inc., and Henry & Peters PC.

Across town, Discovery Science Place will host “Age of the Dinosaur” a 2,500-square-foot exhibit featuring animatronic, prehistoric creatures with life-like features and movements.

Media sponsors are CBS 19 and Suddenlink Communications.

Author: Elise Mullinix 

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